President Trump launched a petition to
stand for the national anthem.
The president has been a prominent voice in the controversy over NFL
players refusing to stand for the anthem to protest racial injustice in
Players across the league doubled down by kneeling, locking arms, and
sometimes sitting for the anthem after the president called on owners to
fire players who did so.
He has called the players' actions "disgraceful" and remarked that
seeing military veteran amputees reminded him how important it is to
stand for the anthem and respect the military.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said this week that “everyone should
stand for the national anthem” but will not change the League's policy
to require players to stand, as the NBA does.
Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the
playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!
Trump's petition is paid for by the Trump Make America Great Again
Committee, and is found on the Republican National Committee's website.