One of the biggest controversies dividing the American people is over whether or not standing for the National Anthem is patriotic. During his most recent rally, Donald Trump gave his thoughts and didn't hold back, taking a direct shot at the National Football League and its players.

Trump on NFL players

It was just last year when now former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines when he refused to stand during the national anthem at the start of football games. Kaepernick was protesting the current conflict between police officers and some in the African-American community, with the issue of police brutality being the the main topic.

The reaction to Kaepernick's protest was broken down as expected, with many liberals standing by his side, while conservatives accused the quarterback of being anti-American. With the NFL season kicking off earlier this month, and Kaepernick without a job, several more players decided to take a knee during the national anthem, bringing the issue back to the front page as the United States once again debates the topic of racism. Fast forward to Friday night during Trump's night rally in Alabama, the president had choice words for those players who don't stand for the anthem.

As Donald Trump worked the crowd, the issue of the national anthem was brought up, with the commander in chief giving his opinion about the issue in question.

"Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now'" Trump said, "Out, he's fired!" Trump shouted to the cheers of his supporters.

"Some owners are gonna do that.

They're gonna say 'that guy who disrespects our flag, he's fired!" Donald Trump went on to say. "They'll be the most popular person because that's a total disrespect of our heritage and everything we stand for," he continued. "The NFL ratings are down massively," Trump pointed out, while saying, "the reason is because they like watching what is happening with yours truly." Trump then went on to mock the NFL for being too soft on the players, claiming the new rules are "ruining the game" and causing the ratings to drop.

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As Donald Trump continues to mock Colin Kaepernick and the National Football League, he's also facing serious issues in the White House, including his fight to repeal Obamacare. After Sen. John McCain spoke out against the GOP health care bill, Obamacare might continue to be the law of the land, which is only adding to the frustration of voters on the political right, as his approval rating drops to just 35 percent.