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One of the biggest stories over the last month has centered around #Donald Trump and his feud with the National Football League (#NFL). After the NFL officially announced that they would not force players to stand during the playing of the national anthem, the president quickly hit back on social media.

Trump on NFL

It all started last month when Donald Trump took part in a rally for then Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange in Alabama. During his speech to supporters, the former host of "The Apprentice" decided to shift topics to the growing number of NFL players protesting the national anthem before games. Labeling those who participate in the demonstrations as a "son of a b*tch," Trump even went as far as to call on team owners to fire the players who take a knee during the ceremony.

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In response, the majority of the sports world spoke out in opposition, including NBA star LeBron James who ripped into Trump on Twitter by referring to him as a "bum." Since Trump's comments, a record number of players have protested in an attempt to bring attention to police brutality and racial injustice, as well as throwing shade at the president in the process. The reaction from the American people was split down political ideology, with conservatives threatening to boycott the league. As reported by Yahoo Sports on Wednesday, the NFL announced that while they would like the players to stand during the national anthem, it would not be mandated. In response, Trump took to his Twitter account on October 18 to give his thoughts [VIDEO].

In a tweet sent out not long after NFL Commissioner #Roger Goodell made the announcement that the league would allow players to protest during the national anthem, Donald Trump wasted no time giving his thoughts.

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"NFL: Too much talk, not enough action," Trump tweeted, while adding, "Stand for the National Anthem."

Donald Trump's comments came just hours after he attacked the league yet again on social media, as the war of words between both sides showed no signs of slowing down anytime soon. "The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem," Trump tweeted, before stating, "Total disrespect for our great country!"

Moving forward

With the NFL and its players appearing to reach a common consensus, only time will tell how it impacts business in an either positive or negative way. For Donald Trump, the commander in chief has seems willing to push the issue as long as it takes, regardless of it is done and settled.

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