Veterans Groups Slams NFL Protestors


Donald Trump have really outraged his haters after the comments he made about National Football. The president blasted the NFL players who have kneeled in protest of the national anthem. Now, as usual, the mainstream media works hard to slam the President and to present him in bad light. But President Trump always have his defenders to back him up.

Two of the largest veterans organizations in the country are joining Trump. They have also blasted NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

According to the national commander of the American Legion, Denise Rohan, the professional athletes and others who do not respect the national anthem are “misguided and ungrateful.”

“Having a right to do something does not make it the right thing to do. There are many ways to protest, but the national anthem should be our moment to stand together as one UNITED States of America,” Rohan says in a statement.

On Sunday, numerous football players kneeled during the anthem. Also most members of the Pittsburgh Steelers remained inside the locker room during the anthem. But Steelers offensive lineman, Alejandro Villanueva, who is also an Army veteran, did not follow the example of his coplayers. Villanueva came outside to stand during the anthem.

Next day, Rohan praised Villanueva’s act. “We salute Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva, who stood alone respecting the flag as his teammates stayed in their locker room,” said the national commander of the American Legion.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) likewise commended Villanueva for “showing the rest of his team and the league what true mettle is.”

“I stand for our flag and anthem, and I kneel for our fallen. That’s what patriots do. We rally around the flag of our country, not use it and our Constitution as both shield and sword,” VFW national commander Keith Harman, alsa a Vietnam veteran, said in a statement.

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