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Meghan McCain defends comments on national anthem of protests after ‘Image’ backlash

Meghan McCain defended her comments on the national anthem protests.

(Reuters)

Meghan McCain defended himself Friday after “The” audience silenced by her in her comments on the national anthem to protest the debate.

“I never go on TV and do or say anything because it’s easy – I say it because it is what I believe in,” McCain said in a tweet. “I fervently believe in and stand for our flag, and I’m not afraid of an audience for me, or behind the camera. I would be scared if I was a fake, that my values.”

I never go on tv and do or say anything because it’s easy – I say it because it is what I believe. I fervently believe in and stand for our flag, and I’m not afraid of an audience for me, or behind the camera. I would be scared if I was a fake, that my values.

— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 25, 2018

McCain was the maverick among the hosts on the morning talk show. In response to the NFL’s new national anthem policy, and President Trump’s support, McCain said she would “never be good” with someone a lack of respect of the American flag.

“I don’t agree with everyone on the table,” she said. “I would never be good with someone not saluting the flag. By the way, 72 percent of Americans, according to Reuters, said that she thought that [Charles] Kaepernick’s behavior was unpatriotic.”

Co-host Sunny Hosting replied that a majority of African-Americans called Kaepernick a patriot, who got a ton of applause from the audience when McCain tried to chime back in.

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“Can I just finish what I say,” McCain said. “I’m still talking!” I’m still talking, I’m still speaking.”

The roundtable discussion came after Trump told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade in an exclusive interview that he thought that the NFL owners did the right thing by enacting its new policy, and added that players who kneel down for the national anthem “, perhaps it should not be in this country.”

The NFL said Wednesday it would fine teams whose players and staff are not on, out of respect for the national anthem and the American flag.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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