Trump continues to to tweet about the NFL, says 'League should back U.S.'

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President Donald Trump continues to stand by his statements on protests during the national anthem in the NFL in more tweets Sunday morning.

Trump took to Twitter saying that "NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN" and that fans are losing interest in watching games "because they love our country."

All this stems from Trumps comments saying that NFL players who kneel during the anthem should be fired.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired,'" Trump said during a rally in Alabama on Friday.

NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell released a statement criticizing Trump, as did several NFL owners.

There are expected to be a growth in protests Sunday before the upcoming slate of NFL games because of Trump's comments.

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