Steven Mnuchin On NFL Protests: First Amendment Only Applies 'Off The Field'


US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said President Donald Trump wants to avoid nuclear war with North Korea and "will do everything we can" to avoid conflict.

Players with the Jackson Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens responded Sunday morning to Trump's demands that owners suspend or fire players who protested the national anthem. "You can't have stickers on your helmets, you have to have your uniforms tucked in". "What the president is saying - and I think the owners should meet and they should vote on a rule - this is about respect for our military, this is about respect for our first responders", Mnuchin told Tapper.

Meanwhile on Sunday, a new poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose a preemptive strike on the DPRK and most Americans trust US military leaders instead of US Trump to handle the nuclear crisis responsibly. It's not about free speech.

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"If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast". Why does the National Football League have all these other rules that they enforce, that they fine players?

The Twitterverse reacted swiftly to Mnuchin's comments, particularly his suggestions that First Amendment rights are suspended the moment players take the field. That's just a lie and you know it. Why didn't the Dallas Cowboys, why were they allowed to wear stickers in response to people they wanted to pay respect to?

None of the players knelt during the London national anthem. "It has been about bringing unity to America as a whole". "This president wastes it when he engages with things like this", Rove added. "I think the issue is the topic, and the topic, I agree with the president. So I think as a league, we need to stand together and show that we're all about uniting one another, and not the divisive rhetoric that is coming out of the mouth of the president".