Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump’s recent comments on the NFL player protests are beginning to make him “nervous.”
Trump on Wednesday commented on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement in which Goodell said that he and the NFL both believe that “everyone should stand for the national anthem.”
“It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem,” Trump tweeted.
The NFL later issued a statement addressing Trump’s tweet — as well as inaccurate news reports — correcting the inaccuracy.
Brian McCarthy, a spokesperson for the NFL, said that the clarifying statement wasn’t “just about the president,” but was also intended to refute inaccurate news reports reflecting the same sentiment as that of the president.
It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017