Trump fundraising off Pence’s NFL walkout

Trump fundraising off Pence's NFL walkout
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President Trump is fundraising off of Vice President Pence’s dramatic walkout from an Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday, when several San Francisco 49ers kneeled during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“Yesterday members of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during our National Anthem. Their stunt showed the world that they don’t believe our flag is worth standing for,” the president said Monday in an email from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.

“But your Vice President REFUSED to dignify their disrespect for our anthem, our flag, and the many brave soldiers who have died for their freedoms,” Trump said, calling for campaign donations to support the move.

Trump then slammed the “Fake News Media” for “relentlessly” attacking Pence for showing “patriotism” in his decision to leave the game.

In a statement Sunday, Pence said he left the game because “President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers,…

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