President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning saying he spoke with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones regarding NFL players standing for the national anthem, and according to him, the exchange was productive.
“Spoke to Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Jerry is a winner who knows how to get things done. Players will stand for Country!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
Donald Trump praises Jerry Jones by saying he knows how to handle business and believes he will get players will stop kneeling during the national anthem.
Spoke to Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Jerry is a winner who knows how to get things done. Players will stand for Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
Jerry Jones donated $1 million to Donald Trump’s inauguration along with other NFL owners including Jaguars owner Shad Khan, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
The Cowboys owner previously expressed his opposition to players kneeling during the national anthem during a radio interview with CBS in August.
“I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have,” Jones said during an interview. “I feel very strongly that everyone should save that moment for the recognition of the flag in a positive way, so I like the way the Cowboys do it,” he added.
Despite Jones’ hefty $1 million-dollar donation to Donald Trump’s inauguration and his views about the flag in August, the Cowboys owner joined his players on the field Sunday to lock arms and take a knee during the national anthem.
Donald Trump says Jerry Jones will get players to stand for the country
Sunday’s acts of unity throughout the sports world and NFL came after Donald Trump criticized players for kneeling during the national anthem and said NFL owners should “get that son of a bitch off the field" and have them fired for kneeling during the national anthem. NFL players, coaches and staff joined arms in solidarity to protest Donald Trump's remarks.