Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has been an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump and his agenda to restore our country’s values and our prosperity. However, on a recent broadcast he mentioned that a statement Trump gave made him nervous.
The president tweeted a reaction to NFL commissioner’s statement that he and the NFL are in agreement that “everyone should stand for the national anthem.” Replied Trump via his Twitter account, “It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem. RESPECT OUR COUNTRY.”
The NFL later backtracked on Goodell’s message, claiming,“Commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the anthem is not accurate. As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. The NFL is doing the hard work of trying to move from protest to progress, working to bring people together. … Players from around the league will be in New York next week to meet with owners to continue our work together.”
While Rush said that he thinks Trump meant well with his tweet, he took issue with it, saying on his show, “There’s a part of this story that’s starting to make me nervous, and it’s this: I am very uncomfortable with the president of the United States being able to dictate the behavior and power of anybody. That’s not where this should be coming from.”
He continued, “Trump is continually tweeting — I know what he’s doing, and I understand why he’s doing it, and his motives are pure; don’t misunderstand. But I don’t think that it is useful or helpful for any employee anywhere to be forced to do something because the government says they must. We don’t want the president being able to demand anybody that he’s unhappy with behave in a way he requires.” Do you think Limbaugh is right, or is he overreacting?
It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017