Trump launches national anthem petition in latest swipe at NFL

Trump launches national anthem petition in latest swipe at NFL
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President Trump is urging supporters to sign a petition declaring that they believe in standing for the national anthem — his latest effort to put pressure on the NFL over players who kneel in protest during the anthem.

“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,” says the petition by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a fundraising group.

The petition was also promoted by the Republican National Committee on Twitter and its website. It does not say how many signatures it has garnered so far.

The petition came days after NFL team owners, executives and players met in New York, where they decided that the league would not implement a rule forcing players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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