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Donald Trump starts petition urging ESPN to air national anthem on 'Monday Night Football'

Lucy Burdge
August 23, 2018 - 7:12 am

Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he has started a petition to push ESPN to show the national anthem on Monday Night Football broadcasts.

In an email to supporters about the petition, Trump calls on “spineless” ESPN to reverse its decision to not air the anthem.

"If 'America' is too offensive for anyone in our country, then what are they doing in America?" Trump wrote.

“I’m calling on you to join me in denouncing this SPINELESS surrender to the politically correct liberal mob,” the email also reads.  

Trump also ripped the decision at a rally in West Virginia on Tuesday, telling the crowd, “You’re proud of our country, you’re proud of our history, and unlike the NFL, you always honor and cherish our great American flag … So while the players are kneeling, some of them, not all of them at all, you’re all proudly standing for out national anthem.”