President Trump is taking his war with NFL protesters to the next level; launching an official petition demanding professional athletes remain standing during the performance of the American national anthem.
The petition, titled “Official Stand for the National Anthem Petition” appeared on the ‘Trump Make America Great Again Committee’ website, a joint fundraising committee between the President and the Republican National Committee.
The President’s petition comes just days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell back-tracked on earlier remarks and told reporters that the league would not ask players to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ instead saying the organization would focus on “community” affairs projects.
Trump slammed Goodell’s decision on social media, saying the commissioner’s comments showed a “total disrespect” for the men and women who fought and died for the United States.
“The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!” posted the President.