After Vice President Mike Pence made headlines this Sunday for leaving an NFL game featuring the Indianapolis Colts after several San Francisco 49-ers players kneeled during the national anthem, President Donald Trump praised the VP in a post released on Twitter shortly after.
In his tweet, Trump revealed that he was the one to ask the VP to leave the game if any disrespectful players took action, before writing how he was proud of both him, and the Second Lady.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
And while Pence was expected to sit through the whole Colts game this Sunday, he quickly left before writing a response on why he left, blaming the kneeling players for his action.
“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 wrote in his statement.
He also explained that we should rally around our Flag and everything which unites us in times such as these where so many Americans are inspiring our nation with courage, resilience, and resolve. The VP added how he stands with the POTUS and will “always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.”
This comes just nearly a month when the commander-in-chief sparked controversy and earned the support of millions of patriots when he directly called out the NFL players which kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem.
And while there are still kneeling players, things aren’t looking good for the NFL in terms of supporters and ratings.