NFL National Anthem Rule Change is a Win for Donald Trump, According to Donald Jr.

The NFL announced on Wednesday a shift in its policy regarding the national anthem after the season prior was, in many ways, defined by kneeling protests from players looking to raise awareness of the oppression of people of color in the United States. 

Donald Trump Jr.—who is, of course, the son of President Donald Trump—took this news as a victory for the former reality star turned commander-in-chief. 

He tweeted "STILL NOT SICK OF #WINNING!!!!" in response to an Associated Press post that read, "BREAKING: NFL owners approve policy allowing players to stay in locker room for national anthem, but they must stand if on field."

The president amplified the debate surrounding players NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem—a form of demonstration started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick—by regularly railing against the folks who demonstrated. Most notably, Trump helped spark a near league-wide protest one week when he slammed the players at a September rally in Alabama.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!'" Trump said at the time. True to form. the president regularly tweeted about the NFL players who demonstrated.

So it would make sense that Trump Jr. took it as a victory when the NFL announced the change Wednesday that requires players on the field to stand for the anthem and, more vaguely, "show respect" for the anthem and flag. Those who violate the new rule can be fined by the league. 

The younger Trump wasn't the only person in the president's orbit to call the shift a win. "#Winning," tweeted Vice President Mike Pence alongside a screenshot of a CNN story about the rule change.

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