Trump Defends 'SOB' Comment and Explains Standing for National Anthem Honors Our Nation's Defenders

| SEP 25, 2017 | 1:50 PM


President Trump recently found himself under fire after he made some controversial remarks about NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem.

Trump's statements were made during a rally for Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in Alabama on Friday, where he stated:

“We're proud of our country. We respect our flag. Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners when someone disrespects our flag to say, 'Get that son of a b***h off the field right now ... he's fired!'”

Following the comment, which was directed toward NFL owners, he was called out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell among others.

Despite the backlash, Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to reinforce his comments that our flag demands respect:

In a series of tweets, Trump attempted to explain the importance behind honoring the flag and that it's not a debate over race:

Hoping to remind people who they're standing for, he tweeted:

Not only did Trump share his messages via Twitter, but he posted screenshots to his Instagram page:

Courageous Patriots have fought and died for our great American Flag —- we MUST honor and respect it! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Sep 24, 2017 at 3:43pm PDT

Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!

A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Sep 24, 2017 at 3:44pm PDT

Defending his country's flag is one issue Trump is not backing down on.