Trump 'ashamed' of NFL players kneeling during national anthem

The president rejected the idea that he shouldn't be focused on the protests.
1:13 | 09/26/17

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Trump 'ashamed' of NFL players kneeling during national anthem
Well I wasn't preoccupied with the NFL I was ashamed of what was taking place because. To me that was a very important moment I don't think you can disrespect our country our flag our National Anthem. And to me the NFL situations are very important situation I've heard that before. About was I preoccupied not at all not at all have plenty of time in my Angela do is work. And to be honest with you that's an important function of work and it's called respect for our country. Many people have died. Many many people many people are so horribly injured. I was at Walter Reed hospital. Recently and I saw so many great young people's. And the missing legs in the missing arms and they've been so badly injured. And there were fighting for a country they were fighting for a flag they were fighting for our National Anthem. And for people to disrespect that. By. NFL to not allow people to Neil. During the playing of our National Anthem to respect our country and to respect our flag.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"1:13","description":"The president rejected the idea that he shouldn't be focused on the protests.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/Politics","id":"50109048","title":"Trump 'ashamed' of NFL players kneeling during national anthem","url":"/Politics/video/trump-ashamed-nfl-players-kneeling-national-anthem-50109048"}