POTUS Addresses NFL Protests During Foreign Visit Press Conference, Comments on Ratings and MNF

During a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, POTUS answered questions about the ongoing feud with the NFL. He repeated statements that protests during the anthem were disrespectful to servicemembers and the flag, and that he was ashamed they’d taken place.  POTUS also published tweets noting the NFL’s purported low ratings; applauding Dallas Cowboys’ decision to kneel before, and then stand during the anthem; showing a video of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt halting an interview to honor the anthem; and declaring that the NFL should establish a rule prohibiting kneeling during the anthem. USAToday.com, YouTube.com, UPI.com, Time.com.