Trump: NASCAR ‘won’t put up' with disrespect of US, flag

Trump: NASCAR ‘won’t put up' with disrespect of US, flag
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President Trump on Monday praised NASCAR after several team owners said they wouldn't tolerate racers protesting during the national anthem.

"So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans," Trump tweeted.

"They won't put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag - they said it loud and clear!"

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Several NASCAR team owners said Sunday they wouldn't condone racers protesting during the national anthem.

Former NASCAR champion Richard Petty told The Associated Press that any member of his team would be fired if they chose to protest the national anthem. Petty now owns Richard Petty Motorsports.

On Sunday, NFL players across the country took part in protests and shows of solidarity during their games after Trump attacked players who refuse to stand during the national anthem.

On Sunday, Trump ramped up his attacks, tweeting that if NFL fans refuse to go to games until players "stop disrespecting" the country's flag and country, "You will see change take place fast."

Trump also called for the NFL to change its policy, adding that fans shouldn't condone players who don't stand proudly for the national anthem.