Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday defended President Trump’s attacks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, saying members of the league “can do free speech on their own time.”
“I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem,” Mnuchin told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on “This Week.”
“This isn’t about Democrats, it’s not about Republicans, it’s not about race, it’s not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time. That this is about respect for the military and first responders in the country,” he continued. Read more at The Hill.