Trump-aligned political group launches attacks on NFL
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A political group aligned with President Trump is supporting him against the NFL in a new social media advertisement, according to BuzzFeed News. 

America First Policies produced and released an ad on Sunday that reads “Turn off the NFL," along with the hashtag #TakeAStandNotAKnee, Buzzfeed reported.


The website reported on a draft version of the Facebook ad, which reads: "Rather than watch the NFL disrespect our country … turn on something that honors the great men and women who make sacrifices to protect our freedom and what our Great American Flag stands for. Thank you to our great Veterans!"


The ad comes as the president finds himself facing off with key players and representatives of the NFL community. 

Trump on Friday said NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial justice should be fired. 

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired,' " Trump said Friday.

Trump later continued his attacks on Twitter. 




NFL commissioner Roger Goodell slammed the president's remarks as "divisive," while players on various teams across the nation and in London linked arms and knelt on Sunday as a response to Trump's rhetoric.