Trump: Stand for the anthem or 'maybe you shouldn’t be in the country'

Trump: Stand for the anthem or 'maybe you shouldn’t be in the country'

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President Trump praised the NFL’s decision to fine teams whose players kneel in protest during the national anthem, then took his criticism of protesters one step further in a new interview on Fox News.

“You have to stand, proudly, for the national anthem,” Trump said. “Otherwise you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”

The interview was recorded on Wednesday and broadcast on Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends,” a favorite program of the president’s. 

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