President Donald Trump said Monday that he hoped failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would run again while slamming her comments on NFL anthem protesters.
“Is she going to run? Oh, I hope. Hillary, please run again. Go ahead.”
A reporter asked, “Is she right or is she wrong?” in reference to Clinton’s comments that “black athletes” kneeling in the NFL was “not against our anthem or our flag.”
“I think she’s wrong. Look, when they take a knee, there’s plenty of time to do knees and plenty of time to do lots of other things. but when you take a knee, that’s why she lost the election. Honestly. it’s that thinking, that’s the reason she lost the election. When you go down and take a knee or any other way, you’re sitting, essentially, for our great national anthem,” Trump said.
He continued, “You are disrespecting our flag and you are disrespecting our country, and the NFL should have suspended some of these players for one game. Not fire them. Suspended them for one game. Then if they did it again, it could have been two games and three games and then for the season. You wouldn’t have people disrespecting our country right now. And if Hillary Clinton actually made the statement that in a form sitting down during the playing of our great national anthem is not disrespectful, then I fully understand why she didn’t win.”
“I mean, look, there are a lot of reasons she didn’t win including the fact she was not good at what she did. but I will tell you, that is something that I had just heard about. I think that her statement in itself is very disrespectful to our country. Thank you very much,” Trump finished.