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President Donald Trump's tweeted proposal on Tuesday to reverse the NFL's "massive tax breaks" because of the ongoing player protests during the national anthem would have little effect on the league - which voluntarily relinquished its tax-exempt status in 2015 - or the Ravens.

"If we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play".

Trump angered NFL stars, team owners and league officials last month in describing players who refused to stand for the anthem as "sons of bitches".

So Vice President Mike Pence is a puppet and a pawn for walking out of the 49ers-Colts game in Indianapolis Sunday when several San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem?

Trump, on Twitter, said he'd asked Pence before the game to depart if any players kneeled.

First of all, Gaetz failed to mention that Trump's proposed tax plan would be a huge boost to the National Football League, as it would cut the tax rates that National Football League owners pay from 40 percent to 25 percent.

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick past year started a trend of kneeling during the national anthem in protest of what he said was systemic mistreatment of blacks by law enforcement.

The former IN governor flew IN to Indianapolis so he could watch Peyton Manning's jersey retirement ceremony.

Trump tweets that Pence "is receiving great praise for leaving game after the players showed such disrespect for country!" It's important to note that these players are not protesting the American flag or the military, or even the anthem itself; that is merely the narrative that many on the right are trying to push so that they can avoid talking about (or even acknowledging) police brutality and systemic racism. The attention didn't stay on Manning for long.

Trump's recent tweets on North Korea have prompted questions about whether the president is leaning toward military action.

"I left today's Colts game because President Donald Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem", Pence wrote on Twitter. On Saturday, Trump said US "negotiators" were made to look like fools and "only one thing will work".



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