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“They’re making it up.
I mean, I’m sure it’s the case.”
The Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly been critical of players who are African American and women, but he did not directly call out NFL players in his comments Sunday.
“We have players that are playing that are doing the right thing, I guess, in terms of standing up for their teams,” Trump told Fox News.
“I don’t know.
It’s very, very, VERY ridiculous.
The players, it’s a disgrace.
I’m not even going to go there.
They are doing their jobs.
They’re standing up.
And the NFL is making a lot of money.
It was a disgrace, to be honest with you,” Trump responded. “
In the interview, Trump said he was “shocked” by the comments of former NFL quarterback Eli Manning.”
Trump’s comments came as the NFL and NFL Players Association issued a joint statement condemning the video, which surfaced Sunday morning.”
Eli Manning, who’s an old guy, I thought was a great guy, but I really thought he was a bad guy, and I thought he would be a great quarterback for the New York Giants.”
Trump’s comments came as the NFL and NFL Players Association issued a joint statement condemning the video, which surfaced Sunday morning.
The statement read: “It is unconscionable for the media to imply that the NFL condones discrimination.
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In a time of such profound division, the NFL should be focused on addressing the causes of these divisions and moving forward with unity and cooperation.”
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