Our country faces numerous challenges both home and abroad. It ought to be enough to keep President Trump occupied. However, he seems to have shifted his focus to a few football players who kneel during the Star-Spangled Banner. I believe it was done deliberately to appeal to his base and create a wedge issue.
I personally find it hard to sympathize with pampered, wealthy young men complaining about oppression. Their actions have been criticized as showing disrespect to veterans, the flag and the country. As odious as some find it, the First Amendment guarantees their right to do so.
The NFL correctly allows them to express their opinion. However, it and other sports leagues have penalized dozens of players for statements that were not politically correct. Like many on the left, they seem to believe that the First Amendment protection only applies to liberals.
Perhaps the President should focus on the economy, health care and North Korea. They have far more impact on us than the protests of a few athletes.