>> A fair assessment?>> Well, I wasn't preoccupied with the NFL. I was ashamed of what was taking place.>> President Donald Trump upping the ante in his dispute with the NFL, saying that the league should ban players from kneeling during the national anthem.>> Right, I think it's a very important thing for the NFL to not allow people to kneel during the playing of our national anthem, to respect our country and to respect our flag.
>> This comes a day after the Dallas Cowboys linked arms with team owner Jerry Jones, and as a team, dropped to one knee. But the team stood, still with arms linked, by the time the anthem had begun. That was good enough for the President, who tweeted, they all stood up for our National Anthem.
Big progress being made. We all love our country! While some booing was heard on television during the Cowboys protest, Trump tweeted it was the loudest he had ever heard.>> Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners?>> Trump kicked off his battle with the NFL at a political rally in Alabama Friday when he said any protesting player was a son of a bitch and should be fired.
>> He's fired.>> That triggered a historic Sunday of protest with dozens of players kneeling on the field and others locking arms with owners in solidarity following former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick's 2016 protest on police violence against African Americans.>> It's called respect for our country.>> But Trump insists that his position is not about race, saying he is just defending the flag, the national anthem, and the military servicemen who fought for the country.