Trump Takes On NFL: League Airs Ad Promoting Unity After Comments
GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE: ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert cited a source as saying that a political action committee which supports Trump began an "advertising campaign on social media" yesterday that "encourages NFL fans to turn off games and watch a patriotic movie instead." America First Policies, formed by former Trump campaign operatives earlier this year, is "seeking to boost Trump's criticism of the NFL and its players this weekend." In its initial social media graphic, it "used the hashtag #TakeAStandNotAKnee." The words "Turn off the NFL" are next to a photograph of Trump with his "hand over his heart, an American flag in the background." The ads will be "targeted at NFL fans who expressed interest in voting for Trump in the campaign" (ESPN.com, 9/24).