President Trump has started a petition that urges his followers to denounce ESPN’s “spineless” move to no longer air the national anthem before NFL games this season.
“Just after we heard a sitting governor trash America, ESPN has now decided it will no longer play the National Anthem before Monday Night Football,” Trump says in an email sent out by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee on Wednesday.
The line is referring to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) remarks last week that “America was never that great,” comments he later walked back.
“If ‘America’ is too offensive for anyone in our country, then what are they doing in America?” Trump’s letter continued.
“I’m calling on you to join me in denouncing this SPINELESS surrender to the politically correct liberal mob,” Trump’s petition reads. “I was the first person to sign this petition. Now I need you to follow my lead and be the second.”
Read more at The Hill.