Donald Trump isn't done lashing out [VIDEO] at the National Football League (NFL) as the feud between both sides reaches almost a week. In an exclusive interview with Fox News, the president didn't hold back his thoughts.

Trump on NFL

It started last Friday night while Donald Trump was campaigning for GOP run-off candidate Luther Strange, who ended up losing the election to fellow Republican Roy Moore. During his speech, the former host of "The Apprentice" called out the NFL and its players for protesting the national anthem by taking a knee during the pre-game ceremony.

The president referred to those who protest as a "son of a bitch," while calling on team owners to fire them. In the days that followed, Trump received massive backlash from the majority of the media, his usual critics, and much of the sports world.


Even NBA star LeBron James spoke out, labeling the president a "bum" on Twitter. During this past Sunday's games, over 200 players took part in the protest [VIDEO] as many did so in clear opposition to the commander in chief. As the rift between the sides heads into its second week, Trump appeared for a September 28 interview on Fox News to elaborate on his feelings.

Taking part in an exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends" on Fox News, Donald Trump joined co-host Pete Hegseth to continue on with his fight against the NFL over the national anthem. When Trump was pressed on whether or not the NFL was a distraction to other issues facing the nation, the president was quick to defend his remarks.


"The NFL cannot disrespect our country, they cannot disrespect our flag or our national anthem," he said.

"They (NFL) can't have people sitting down or kneeling down during our national anthem," Donald Trump insisted. The billionaire real estate mogul went on to explain that many team owners are his friends, and that he's been able to speak to them but worries that they are "in a box." "They said we are in a situation where we have to do something. I think they’re afraid of their players," Trump said, before adding "I think it's disgraceful." Not stopping there, Trump then went on to say that the players should have "no choice" but to stand during the anthem.

Moving forward

While Donald Trump continues to spend time attacking the NFL and the players who protest the national anthem, there are many other issues facing the White House. From health care to tax reform, hurricane clean up in Florida, Texas, ans Puerto Rico, and global issues involving North Korea, only time will tell how Trump handles his presidency in the future.