Politics Hillary Clinton supports anthem protests: 'They have every right'

19:37  10 october  2017
19:37  10 october  2017 Source:   New York Daily News

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Hillary Clinton figuratively took a knee Monday night. The former presidential candidate pledged her support to the hundreds of NFL players who have protested during the national anthem this season while speaking at the “ They ’re protesting racism and injustice, and they have every right to do so!”

Hillary Clinton figuratively took a knee Monday night. The former presidential candidate pledged her support to the hundreds of NFL players who have protested during the national anthem this season while speaking at the " They 're protesting racism and injustice, and they have every right to do so!"

Hillary Clinton said she supports players who protest during the national anthem.© Provided by New York Daily News Hillary Clinton said she supports players who protest during the national anthem.

Hillary Clinton figuratively took a knee Monday night.

The former presidential candidate pledged her support to the hundreds of NFL players who have protested during the national anthem this season while speaking at the University of California, Davis.

"Let's be clear, those players aren't protesting the national anthem or the flag," Clinton said. "They're protesting racism and injustice, and they have every right to do so!"

The 2016 democratic nominee received a loud applause after her announcement.

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Like we said, every individual has the right to decide whether they will stand for the anthem . It’s time to support our future and our communities, and guess what, I bet your community has its own Michelle Obama: ‘Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice’.

Clinton's support of anthem protests is a sharp contrast to her counterpart Donald Trump's stance on the matter. Trump has repeatedly criticized players who protest during the national anthem.

Ironically only hours prior to Clinton's speech, Trump once again addressed the matter on Twitter, praising Cowboys owner Jerry Jones who announced he would bench any player who kneeled or sat during the anthem.

“A big salute to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys,” Trump wrote, “who will BENCH players who disrespect our Flag."Stand for Anthem or sit for game!"”

Earlier in her speech Clinton revealed a number of the alleged Russian-linked Twitter accounts that meddled in the presidential election also 'inflamed' arguments related to the national anthem protests debate.

"Just a couple of weeks ago, accounts with suspected links to Russia flooded Twitter with posts about NFL players' peaceful protests," Clinton said. "The Russians posted on both sides of the debate using hashtags like #StandForOurAnthem or #TakeAKnee to inflame passions and stir up disagreements."

Trump: 'Very important' for NFL players to stand during anthem .
President Trump is calling for NFL players to stand during the national anthem at games on Sunday. After a day in which he fervently defended his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday evening that it is "very important" for professional football players to "always" stand during the anthem."Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playi ng of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!" he tweeted.Very important that NFL players STAND tomor ng of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!- Donald J.

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