The drama surrounding Donald Trump and the National Football League has become the most talked about issue around the country. As the feud between both sides continues, the president is now expanding his attacks [VIDEO]to sports fans, while also responding to whether or not his controversial remarks are based on race.

Trump on NFL

The issue over whether or not professional athletes should stand during the National Anthem became a hot topic last year when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, decided to act out in protest by taking a knee. As expected, the reaction to Kaepernick's actions was mostly split down party lines, with liberals supporting him, while conservatives pushed back in anger.

Donald Trump has spoken out against those who protest, but took his views to another level on Friday night. Trump lashed out against players who refuse to stand during the national anthem, labeling them a "son of a bitch" and calling on team owners to fire them. The 48 hours that have followed have dominated the media coverage, both in political and sports news. The former host of "The Apprentice" has used Twitter to hit back against the NFL, while also taking shots at Stephen Curry of the NBA for not wanting to attend his team's meeting at the White House to honor their championship win. During Sunday's NFL games, Trump went off on the NFL [VIDEO], doing so once again on September 24 with a shot at sports fans.

Taking to his Twitter feed on Sunday night, Donald Trump took a shot at sports fans who support the players taking part in protesting the national anthem.

"Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country," Trump tweeted out, before adding, "NFL should change policy!"

Trump on race

Later on Sunday, Donald Trump was on his way to board Air Force One at the Morristown Municipal Airport when he engaged with several reporters who grilled him on his feud the NFL, while asking if his comments were rooted in the racial divide in the country. "This has nothing to do with race. I never said anything about race," Trump insisted.

"This has nothing to do with race or anything else," he continued, before stating, "This has to do with respect for our country and respect for our flag." Moving forward, Donald Trump said that players who protest the national anthem are being disrespectful "to our flag and country," and pushed for team owners to "do something about it."