Treasury chief: First Amendment for players _ off the field

Elias Hubbard
September 25, 2017

The topic has exploded over the last two days, ever since Trump, in a Friday speech to supporters in Alabama, criticized National Football League players who have used pre-game ceremonies to speak out against police mistreatement of African-Americans and racism in American society more generally. "I supported Donald Trump", Ryan said.

Trump on Saturday morning responded with a series of tweets restating his anger with the players and "disinviting" Curry. So, you know, why didn't they wear stickers? He was referring to the wave of NFL players who have chosen to kneel down during the national anthem at games this season. Mnuchin says standing during the anthem shows respect for the military and first responders. "You have to have your jerseys tucked in". "What the President is saying is, and I think, the owners should meet and they should vote on a rule".

Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens players in London for an exhibition game Sunday locked arms and took a knee during the US national anthem in solidarity with athletes like Colin Kaepernick who have come under attack by President Trump this weekend.

The secretary made the remarks on Sunday during an interview with ABC News.

Is it not about the first amendment, is it not about their first amendment rights?

The joint poll by the Washington Post and ABC News found that only 23 percent of 12-hundred respondents said the US should launch an attack before North Korea can strike America or its allies.

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