President Donald Trump declared at his Alabama rally on Friday night that he would love to see an NFL owner fire anyone who disrespects the U.S. flag and national anthem, declaring, “get that son of a bitch off the field!”
“Luther [Strange] and I, and everyone in this arena tonight, are unified by the same great American values,” Trump said at the rally. “We’re proud of our country. We respect our flag.”
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired!” Trump exclaimed. “He’s fired!”
The crowd erupted into chants of “USA” at Trump’s proclamation.
“You know, some owner’s gonna do that. He’s gonna say, ‘That guy who disrespects that flag, he’s fired,'” Trump continued after the chants died down. “They’ll be the most popular person in this country cause that’s a total disrespect of our heritage, that’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for.”