Look, this isn't about the President being against anyone, but this is about the President and millions of Americans being for something. Being for honoring our flag, honoring our national anthem, and honoring the men and women who fought to defend it.>> What message is the President sending by emphasizing sports right now and not a big crisis that's affecting so many?
>> He's not emphasizing sports, you're missing the entire purpose of the message. He's emphasizing something that should be unified, celebrating and promoting patriotism in our country is something that should bring everybody together.>> Would you talk about the President wanting to defend the flag? You know the oath of office was to defend the constitution.
So does the President have a problem with the First Amendment?>> Not at all, the President is simply stating that pride in our country is a good thing. It's something that we should all celebrate. It's something that should, frankly, bring us together, not divide us. Standing up for the National Anthem, he feels, is a symbol of that.
>> Why is it that the President, over the weekend, is going after, or seeming to go after African American athletes? And then, this morning, he's putting out a tweet, praising NASCAR, which, obviously, is geared towards a different demographic and the way they stand, and respect, and honor the flag?
Is he trying to wage something of a culture war?>> Not at all, the President's not talking about race. The President's talking about pride in our country. What you saw yesterday were players and fans of all races, joining together, as Americans, to honor our service members. That's what the President's talking about, that's what his focus is on.