Trump Jr. Tells Beto O’Rourke That Anthem Kneeling ‘Won’t Fly’ In Texas, Offers Alternative

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Donald Trump Jr. pounced on comments made by Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), tweeting Friday that the candidate’s stance on national anthem protests was not likely to be well-received in the Lone Star State.

In addition, Trump Jr. suggested that Beto “move to NYC and run for mayor,” where constituents might be more receptive to such a statement.

O’Rourke stated earlier in the week that there was “nothing more patriotic” than kneeling in protest for the national anthem — a stance that also received criticism from his opponent, incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

“Beto raising big $$ from Hollywood by supporting NFL protests of the national anthem,” Cruz tweeted on Thursday. “But in Texas? Vast majority of Texans stand for the flag, honor our veterans, and support the brave men & women of law enforcement. People can protest without disrespecting the flag.”

An average of the most recent polls — according to Real Clear Politics — shows Cruz leading O’Rourke by just over 6 points going into November’s election.

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