Donald Trump told one NFL owner a secret about the anthem protests
The NFL made a big mistake taking on Donald Trump over the anti-American national anthem protests.
Owners rallied behind America-hating players as the President blasted their disrespectful displays.
Now one NFL owner let the cat out of the bag on Trump’s real thoughts on the anthem protests.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was deposed as part of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit.
Jones revealed he spoke to Trump about the protests and the President told him the issue was a winner for him.
United States President Donald Trump called his criticism of NFL player proests during the national anthem before games a “winning” issue during a phone call with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
On Wednesday, Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal provided sworn testimony Jones made about his conversation with Trump during a deposition for the collusion case involving former San Francisco 49ersquarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“This is a very winning, strong issue for me,” Jones said he was told by Trump. “Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.”
The Cowboys’ owner added the league couldn’t “piss off a large percentage of your constituency” and downplayed the overall impact of Trump’s comments about the situation, per Beaton.
There is no question Trump soundly defeated the NFL and their America-hating players during this controversy.
Patriotic Americans tuned out the games on TV and refused to show up at the stadiums on Sunday afternoons.
The NFL took a tremendous hit both financially – for having to provide make good ads as well as lost revenue from parking and concessions – and PR wise.
League executives quickly took stock of the situation and realized they needed an escape hatch.
The upshot of Trump taking on the NFL over disrespecting the American flag was that all players who are on the field must now stand for the anthem.