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Donald Trump praises Dallas Cowboys owner for knee protest compromise

01 October 2017

By Wednesday morning, Trump was able to tell the world he finally "spoke to Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys", telling Twitter, "Jerry is a victor who knows how to get things done".

Trump unleashed a tirade of strong comments against National Football League players who don't stand during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner".

Wow, what has become of sports in this great country that I am more eager to see the anthem than the actual game on the field?

A smattering of Arizona fans booed the Cowboys when they took a knee.

The Cowboys won the match 28-17. From left to right: Byron Bell, Tyron Smith, Dak Prescott, Chaz Green, La'el Collins, Zack Martin and Rod Smith.

Numerous teams have been kneeling or locking arms before games after Trump sparked anger by saying protesting players are disrespecting the United States flag and should even be fired.

James, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and has won three National Basketball Association championships, campaigned for Hillary Clinton, Trump's rival, during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Tom Price flew a little too high, a little too often
A spokeswoman, Charmaine Yoest, said Price had once been delayed on a commercial flight and was forced to cancel a public event. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that Price's trips weren't "White House-approved travel".

Jones said all athletes have a powerful platform and encourages younger high school and college athletes to be leaders when deciding whether or not they choose to protest. And our team has demonstrated that'.

Meanwhile, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett told the Dallas Morning News that while most of the response to the team's display of unity has been favorable, the team has not discussed any potential protests for the weeks ahead.

Kneeling during the national anthem began as a protest more than a year ago when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the song as a protest of police treatment of minorities.

Trump says there are plenty of other places where players can protest. During one of his rally's, in Alabama, he said: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'get that son of a bi**h off the field right now - he's fired".

On Saturday, Trump echoed his stance. Once the anthem is played, they stand and locked arms... Find something else to do!'

Lee also took up Trump's comment on the issue he made September 22 at a rally in Alabama.

Donald Trump praises Dallas Cowboys owner for knee protest compromise