Donald Trump Misled Public About NFL Head Forcing Players to Stand for Anthem

Type: Misleading StatementsOct 11 2017 Severity:
Targeted: NFL PlayersAbout: Patriotism
Donald Trump continued his assault on NFL players who are protesting police violence against minorities in the United States by falsely claiming NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demanded that all players stand for the national anthem. While Goodell did encourage players to, the NFL released a statement saying that players will not be punished for kneeling during the anthem for now and the league will instead "have a very in-depth discussion with the players and owners next week to make sure we truly understand the issues and also understand the approach we want to take together with the players to address these issues in our communities."

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