President Trump on Sunday praised Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceFederal judge to hear case of Proud Boy alleged Jan. 6 rioter seeking release from jail The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit Trump lawyer offered six-point plan for Pence to overturn election: book MORE for walking out of an Indianapolis Colts game after several San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the national anthem.
"I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country," Trump tweeted.
"I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen."
Pence was expected to attend the Colts game Sunday, but tweeted that he left in response to the kneeling players.
"I left today's Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," Pence said in a statement.
"At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience, now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us."
Pence said he stands with Trump and will "always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem."
President Trump spurred controversy last month when he attacked NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
Since Trump's comments, several players have kneeled when the anthem plays ahead of their games.