White House sidesteps questions about Trump's profane language on anthem protesters

Trump referred to a hypothetical protesting player as a "son of a b----."
1:59 | 09/25/17

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Transcript for White House sidesteps questions about Trump's profane language on anthem protesters
But this isn't about the president being against anyone that this is about the president and millions of Americans being for something. Being for honoring our flag honoring our National Anthem. In honoring the men and women who fought to defend it did the president go too far. In referring to these players past of these. I think that it's always appropriate for the president the United States to defend our flag to defend the National Anthem and to defend the men and women who fought back to defend. What message does it sent the president to stand behind. The president Zealand rally in Alabama and called American citizens expressing his first amendment rights aside. Again I think it's always appropriate for the president to defend our flag to defend the national and session. It's always appropriate for the president of this country to promote our flag to promote our National Anthem and asked people to respect. The president believe they're very fine people who. Deal. Yesterday watching those games are they all us things. I think you're trying to complete. Different things here look we certainly respect. The rights that people have that I think we also need to focus again this isn't about the president being against something which is what everybody wants to drive this is about the president being for something. This is about the president being full work respect and our country through symbols like the American flag. Like the National Anthem and hundreds of thousands of people that actually stand vs this. Few hundred that may have knew you know. The president says it Wheeling has nothing to do with race college happening. Token Neil took to his knees in these games many of these games specifically because he said. Black people in this country we're not being treated fairly by police house. Not so please I think that the focus has long since changed. And certainly the message and what a lot it has been communicated over these last several weeks through this process through this protest bodies players.

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