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That Time Donald Trump Said a President ‘Should Not Be Telling’ NFL Team What to Do – Back in 2013

The Wrap Monday, 25 September 2017
That Time Donald Trump Said a President ‘Should Not Be Telling’ NFL Team What to Do – Back in 2013There really is a Donald Trump tweet for everything, isn’t there?

In 2013, Donald Trump tweeted that then-president Barack Obama “should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name” because the country “has far bigger problems.”

He implored Obama to focus on those bigger problems, “not nonsense.”

President should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name-our country has far bigger problems! FOCUS on them,not nonsense

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2013

*Also Read:* Former NFL Star Matt Light Rips Players for Anthem Protests: 'Ashamed to Be a Patriot'

Of course, now that Trump is president, he has spent the last weekend imploring NFL teams to fire or suspend players who choose to kneel in protest during the national anthem, tweeting on Sunday that the “NFL should change policy.”

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b-tch off the field right now. He is fired,'” Trump said Friday at a rally in Alabama. 

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

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017

Trump’s comments over the weekend spurred intense backlash from across the NFL, causing protests to be even more prevalent than before.

Several teams opted to stay in their locker room during the anthem, and many players kneeled or locked arms in solidarity during the anthem in a gesture that originated last season to protest the treatment of African Americans.

*Also Read:* Tom Brady Calls Trump's NFL Player Protest Remarks 'Divisive' (Audio)

Back in 2013, Trump was referencing Obama’s own remarks in an interview that he would change the name of the Washington Redskins if it were up to him because the name is considered offensive to many Native Americans.

“I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real, legitimate concerns that people have about these things,” Obama said at the time.

*Related stories from TheWrap:*

Former NFL Star Matt Light Rips Players for Anthem Protests: 'Ashamed to Be a Patriot'

Tom Brady Calls Trump's NFL Player Protest Remarks 'Divisive' (Audio)

'Fox & Friends' Host Brian Kilmeade Slams Trump's NFL Attacks: 'Made Things So Much Worse'

Bob Costas Says Trump's 'Insulting' NFL Comments Prompted 'Near Universal Disgust' (Video)
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