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Trump says NFL players 'should not be allowed' to protest police brutality by taking a knee

President Trump redoubled his attacks on NFL players other athletes who take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice with tweets Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning — amid broad backlash from pro athletes and other observers:

Early Sunday, he encouraged his supporters to boycott the NFL and claimed this has already begun on a significant scale:

Trump began his critique of kneeling players while speaking at a campaign rally Friday.