Trump Wants MS-13 Members Out Of U.S., Suggests Kneeling NFL Players Should Also Leave

A list of people who shouldn't be in the country include members of the MS-13 gang and NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, according to President Donald Trump.

Speaking in a rare interview with Fox & Friends on Thursday morning, Trump aired his views on a number of topics including the FBI's use of a confidential source to aid its investigation into the Trump campaign, immigration, and the economy.

The president was also asked his views on the MS-13 gang, whose members he previously referred to as "animals," Reuters reported.

"These are vicious killers and they shouldn't be allowed into the country. The laws are horrible," Trump said in the interview.

"We are bringing them out by the thousands as you know, we are setting records, this is a record that I don't even like talking about it because it's so ridiculous, they shouldn't even be in the country," he continued.

"The Democrats are sticking up for MS13," Trump said, adding: "There are stone cold killer, vicious killers," stating that people losing their children to violence perpetrated by gang members should never have happened.

And it wasn't just gang members who earned Trump's ire, with the topic of NFL players protesting during the national anthem also being raised during the interview.

"You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, or you shouldn't be playing," the president said in response to a question about the NFL owners' vote to approve a national anthem rule that will request players stay in the locker room if they will not stand for the anthem.

"You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe they shouldn't be in the country...the NFL owners did the right thing" -President @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/bt36t4EX5u

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"You shouldn't be there. Maybe you shouldn't be in the country. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem. And the NFL owners did the right thing if that's what they've done," said Trump.

A number of NFL players have opted to take a knee during the anthem in previous games to protest police brutality against African Americans, with the new rule being announced on Wednesday night, The Washington Post reported.