President responding to NFL's new anthem policy

Trump lauds NFL policy banning kneeling for national anthem.

Posted: May 24, 2018 6:32 AM
Updated: May 24, 2018 2:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the NFL is "doing the right thing" with a policy banning kneeling during the national anthem.

Trump spoke to "Fox & Friends" in an interview airing Thursday. The policy forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the anthem but allows them to stay in the locker room. Any violations of the new rules would result in fines against teams.

Trump says he doesn't "think people should be standing in locker rooms," but he praised the plan overall.

He says, "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem. Or you shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there, maybe you shouldn't be in the country."

Trump criticized players kneeling during the anthem during a rally last fall.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Article Comments

Huntsville
Few Clouds
56° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 56°
Florence
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 57°
Fayetteville
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 54°
Decatur
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 54°
Scottsboro
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 55°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Community Events