"Do you believe that?" the president said, prompting an ovation from the crowd at Freedom Hall. "Then there's another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings". I said, 'No, the people reporting the news made a mistake if it's wrong.' But there was an article today, it was reported that National Football League owners don't want to pick him up because they don't want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump.
As free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to wait for the phone to ring, his ears may have been burning.
In an interview previous year, Kaepernick explained that he was refusing to stand during the national anthem because he did not want "to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color".
These concerns overlook the fact that Kaepernick will no longer sit or kneel for the National Anthem.
'I just saw that.
Trump seemingly referenced this in his speech when he said people in Kentucky "like it when people actually stand for the American flag".
Trump's rally to support the plan comes ahead of a key House vote on the legislation on Thursday.
Trump was referring to a widely circulated report from Bleacher Report about an anonymous AFC coach who conveyed the owners' concerns.
Still, observers blasted Trump's statement on Monday, saying the president was unfairly using his status to target an individual and harm his career.
The coach told Bleacher Report: 'Some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. I'd put that number around 20 percent.