President Trump answers the claims by leftists desperate to portray him as a racist guilty of simultaneously ignoring the Latinos of Puerto Rico as he attacks the primarily black NFL players disrespecting our nation.
He responds, saying, “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. To me the NFL situation is a very important situation.
President Trump says, “I’ve heard that before, about was I preoccupied. Not at all, not at all. I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work and to be honest with you, that’s an important function of working. It’s called respect for our country.”
“Many people have died,” notes the President, “many, many people. Many people are so horribly injured. I was at Walter Reed Hospital recently and I saw so many great young people, and they’re missing legs and they’re missing arms and they’ve been so badly injured. And they were fighting for our country, they were fighting for our flag.”
Trump says, “They were fighting for our national anthem. And for people to disrespect that by kneeling during the playing of our national anthem I think is disgraceful. So, I will also say that, again, I read you part of this quote, but the governor of Puerto Rico is so thankful for the great job that we’re doing.”
Trump reminds the reporters that the job in Puerto Rico is the most difficult one because it is on an island, noting, “It’s out in the ocean. You can’t just drive your trucks there from other states. And the governor said we are doing a great job.”
Trump concludes saying, “So we are totally focused on that but at the same time, it doesn’t take me long to put out a wrong and maybe we will get it right. I think it’s a very important thing for the NFL to not allow people to kneel during the playing of our national anthem, to respect our country and to respect our flag.”
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