Trump Formally Calls All Americans To Stand For The National Anthem

President Donald Trump has taken his personal crusade to stop player protests during the national anthem at NFL games to the next level: He’s started a petition.


The petition is hosted on the GOP website and offers this description: “The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support.”

The webpage says the petition is paid for by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a fundraising organization. It’s unclear what Trump or the committee will do with the list of petition supporters.


Trump supported the idea of the NFL simply banning protests during the national anthem. While there were reports that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was considering the move, he simply released a statement saying that players “should” stand for the anthem, but didn’t institute any rule change.

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