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#Donald Trump's feud with the sports world has only expanded in recent days. After ESPN host #Jemele Hill called for a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys due to owner #Jerry Jones threatening to bench players [VIDEO]who protest the national anthem, the president decided to speak out.

Trump on ESPN, NFL

For over two years, Donald Trump has turned the world [VIDEO] of politics upside down. Since the day he announced his campaign for president back in June 2015, the former host of "The Apprentice" has made a habit out of dominating the headlines, and often for all the wrong reasons. Last month, Trump once again found himself in the spotlight when he ripped into the National Football League (NFL) for allowing players to protest the nations anthem before games.

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The president referred to those who protest as a "son of a bitch," and called on team owners to fire the players who take a knee. The reaction from the world of sports was mostly in support of the players, which included the majority of commentators and journalists in the media. On ESPN, host Jemele Hill ripped into the president during several tweets, labeling him a "white supremacist" Hill doubled down on Monday when she called for a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys after Jerry Jones announced he would bench players who "disrespect" the flag and the national anthem. Hill was then suspended by ESPN for two weeks following her tweets. As seen on his Twitter account on October 10, Trump gave his thoughts.

Taking to his Twitter account on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump addressed the controversy surrounding Jemele Hill, ESPN, and the NFL.

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"With Jemele Hill at the mike, it is no wonder ESPN ratings have 'tanked,' in fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!" Trump tweeted out.

Not stopping there, Donald Trump also hit back against the NFL as a whole, questioning why the league gets tax breaks while the players are "disrespecting" the country. "Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country?" Trump tweeted out, before adding, "Change tax law!"

Moving forward

As Donald Trump continues to take part in a war of words with sports announcers and players, he's facing many other issues in the White House.

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With the future of health care hanging in the balance and uncertainty around his tax reform plan, the commander in chief also has to worry about the growing tensions on an international level, especially when it comes to the rift between the United States and North Korea.