Steven Mnuchin On NFL Protests: First Amendment Only Applies 'Off The Field'

Steven Mnuchin On NFL Protests: First Amendment Only Applies 'Off The Field'

"You can't have stickers on your helmet".

While the administration continues to defend the president's controversial comments calling for National Football League teams to fire protesting players, members of his own party have started slamming Trump's for distracting away from important issues.

Mnuchin said the president was prepared to respond if that scenario were to ever play out.

According to the Washington Post-ABC News poll, 67 percent of Americans believe that the USA should launch a military strike on the North Korea only if the country first attacks them or their allies. Mnuchin says standing during the anthem shows respect for the military and first responders.

"I think what the president is saying is that the owner should have a rule that the players should have to stand and [have] respect for the national anthem", Mnuchin added.


"Players have the right for free speech off the field".

Mnuchin went on to hammer the point that this is about showing respect for the military and law enforcement while making the case that National Football League players should only be allowed to express their opinions when not playing. Why didn't the Dallas Cowboys, why were they allowed to wear stickers in response to people they wanted to pay respect to? "Fire or suspend!" Trump tweeted Sunday morning. Former NFL player Anquan Boldin retorted President Donald Trump's statements saying that player's protests have nothing to do with "disrespecting this country".

"That's a total disrespect of everything we stand for", Trump said on Friday. "It has been about bringing unity to America as a whole". Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, first drew national attention past year when he declined to to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before games.

Queried by ABC interviewer Martha Raddatz about whether the president's bellicose language was causing the public to question his ability to deal effectively with North Korea, Mnuchin replied: "I can assure you, the president's No. 1 priority is the safety of the American people and our allies". "I think the issue is the topic, and the topic, I agree with the president". I don't like the hate speech that is coming out of his mouth.

Related Articles

  • Trump points to Iran missile test in criticizing nuke deal

    Trump points to Iran missile test in criticizing nuke deal

    Trump said Wednesday he had made his decision but was not yet ready to reveal it. The parade in Tehran was held in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani .
    Mann Ki Baat: Modi Recalls 'Khadi Movement', Urges People to Use Khadi

    Mann Ki Baat: Modi Recalls 'Khadi Movement', Urges People to Use Khadi

    No, Dar since the age of twelve has been engaged in cleanliness of Asia's largest lake Wular near Srinagar . Discount is offered on Khadi from October 2 and people get quite a good rebate, the prime minister noted.
    Jared Kushner Used Private Email Account for White House Work

    Jared Kushner Used Private Email Account for White House Work

    Ever since winning the election and entering office, however, the people around Trump have reportedly engaged in similar behavior. The president has not yet commented on his son-in-law's own use of a private email address.
  • After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

    After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

    CNN video showed rescuers walking off one vast pile of rubble to more stable ground in case any shaking shifted debris further. Two women died of a heart attack in Mexico City after a seismic alert system was activated by the temblor, Efe news reported.

    Stock On the Run: Opko Health, Inc. (OPK)

    Values of %D line that are above 80 indicate that the security is overbought; prices could well fall in the near future. Opko Health, Inc . shares decreased -3.99 percent over the past week and fell -1.8 percent over the previous month.
    Manchester United to take action after Lukaku chants resurface

    Manchester United to take action after Lukaku chants resurface

    United and Mourinho are second behind Manchester City on goal difference after the leaders crushed Crystal Palace . Welcome to our live coverage of Southampton-Manchester United.
  • Maria continues northerly track, Lee become a hurricane

    Maria continues northerly track, Lee become a hurricane

    Hurricane-force winds extend up to 10 miles from the center and tropical-force winds are outward up to 35 miles. The storm is moving northwest and should eventually make more of a northerly turn as we go into the weekend.
    Korea urges N. Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks

    Korea urges N. Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks

    The first sign Pyongyang has conducted a nuclear test is usually seismic activity. "We do not desire the collapse of North Korea". The United States military, however, operates under the assumption that North Korea already has the capability.
    Iran successfully tests new 2000km-range missile

    Iran successfully tests new 2000km-range missile

    If he decides that it is not, it could open the way for renewed USA sanctions and perhaps the collapse of the agreement. In his speech to the United Nations, Netanyahu urged the global community to "fix or nix" the nuclear agreement.
  • Conte: Morata will marry my daughter

    Conte: Morata will marry my daughter

    The Argentina striker has now scored 176 goals for City and needs just two more to surpass Eric Brook as the club's all-time leading scorer .
    Manchester United are capable of winning the Premier League, says Paul Scholes

    Manchester United are capable of winning the Premier League, says Paul Scholes

    Everton moved out of the drop zone with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth , thanks to a pair of late goals from substitute Oumar Niasse. Manchester City added to Crystal Palace's woes, as Pep Guardiola's charges romped to a 5-0 win at the Etihad.
    Influential Analyst Rating Changes: Rexnord Corporation (RXN), Wells Fargo & Company

    Influential Analyst Rating Changes: Rexnord Corporation (RXN), Wells Fargo & Company

    This repurchase authorization allows the financial services provider to buy up to 4.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Peter Schliemann decreased its stake in Team Inc (TISI) by 9.6% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.