Trump Talked NFL, Confederate Statues At Dinner With Conservatives

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump discussed his on-going feud with NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and discussed confederate statues during a dinner Monday night with conservative activists, one attendee said.

Trump hosted nine key conservative activists at the White House for dinner. Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, was one of the attendees and spoke to WMAL on Tuesday morning about his time with the president.

“He is one of the most gracious hosts. He’s funny. He listens. He’s a great conversationalist,” Schlapp told “Mornings On The Mall” hosts Vince Coglianese and Mary Walters. Coglianese, The Daily Caller’s editorial director, asked Schlapp about what Trump and the activists discussed over dinner, which lasted for hours.

While Schlapp was hesitant to give many details, he said, “We talked a lot obviously about the NFL and confederate statues and these issues in our culture that the president doesn’t back away from.”

“The president is willing to take these stands on things that he really believes in,” Schlapp added.  “He is offended at the idea that people won’t stand for their flag. He’s never going to back off that issue.”