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Trump rips ESPN and CBS for not broadcasting the national anthem: ‘What the hell to do with the NFL?’

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President Trump talks about the NFL-the national anthem controversy in Ohio Republican party state dinner.

President Trump on Friday crack ESPN and CBS for the say that you do not ask to air the national anthem before the Pro football games, to, “What the hell to do with the NFL?”

The President spoke at a fundraiser in Columbus for the Ohio Republican party, said CBS and ESPN (the TV channel will not air the anthem to avoid because they try to be “controversial.”

“What will you do?” Trump asked. “Do you have any idea? It to hurt bad. It goes on and on. You think you’re doing something smart by not broadcasting the national anthem.”

He added, “That the CBS and ESPN (the TV channel people. You Enjoy Your TV.”

ESPN-President, Jimmy Pitaro, said earlier this year, they are “usually” not the anthem will be transmitted.

“I don’t think there’s any change this year,” Pitaro said this month. “Our plan this year is not the anthem will be transmitted.”

CBS also says it does not plan to air the anthem, explaining that its decision was “consistent with [its] past practice.”

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The remarks come just a few months after the NFL is a Directive adopted, would fine the teams and the League staff will not “stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.” However, the policy was put on hold as the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association negotiated the strategy.

The kneeling protests, started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the NFL season 2016-17 in opposition to the police brutality, sparked fierce debates and criticism of trump.

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Cruz, dents challenger O’rourke for the defence anthem of the protests

The theme of the kneeling during the anthem, a wave in the policy, as Beto O’rourke, the Democrat challenging GOP sen. Ted Cruz, R-T. X., in the mid-term elections, went viral saying there is “nothing more American” than kneeling during the national anthem.

The liberals celebrated the O’rourke’s comment, with basketball star LeBron James, the Democrat, welcomed for his “candid thoughtful words!”

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The Republicans, though, complained about the remark.

“Comments like his are a slap in the face to every man and woman that ever our nation and served to defend your life on the line for American values,” the Republican party of Texas Chairman James Dickey said Thursday.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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