Tomi Lahren asks NFL players: ‘What exactly are you kneeling for?’

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Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren asked Wednesday what NFL players were protesting when they take a knee during the national anthem, saying you could get “a hundred different answers” about what the gesture means.

“I would like to ask these players ‘What exactly are you kneeling for and why have you chosen the flag and the anthem to do it?’ ” Lahren said on “Fox and Friends.”

The action of kneeling during the national anthem before football games first began with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a means of protesting against social and racial injustice in the U.S. 

{mosads}”I bet if we asked a hundred players, we would get a hundred different answers. And then further more, I would like to ask those same players, ‘What would it take to get you to stand and respect the anthem?’ And again you’d probably get a hundred different answers, if you’d get an answer at all,” added Lahren, a Fox News contributor.

Lahren’s comments come after the NFL on Tuesday decided not to implement a rule that would require players to stand during the national anthem. 

President Trump first took aim last month at NFL players who chose to kneel during the anthem, saying they should be fired. 

He has kept up those objections since, calling for a league rule change.

The president responded to the NFL’s decision in an early morning tweet on Wednesday, saying it shows “total disrespect for our great country!” 


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