Clinton Defends NFL Players Who Don’t Stand For The National Anthem

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton walks off stage following her talk at the London Literary Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 15, 2017 in London, England. Mrs Clinton has been speaking about her recently published memoir 'What Happened' which reflects on her defeat by Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Henry Rodgers – Political Reporter on 10/16/2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended National Football League (NFL) players who take a knee during the national anthem, saying in an interview Sunday that this type of protesting is not against “our anthem or our flag.”

The former Democratic presidential candidate was in London to promote her new book “What Happened,” when she referenced the NFL players who protest during the anthem.

“That’s what black athletes kneeling was all about,” Clinton said in response to a question protesting Trump’s agenda. “That’s not against our anthem or our flag.”

Kneeling for the national anthem is a “reverent position,” Clinton said. She told those in attendance that it is a good way to protest the “racism and injustice” in the U.S.

“Actually, kneeling is a reverent position,” she continued. “It was to demonstrate in a peaceful way against racism and injustice in our criminal system.”

Clinton urged the Democratic Party to continue to “resist” the president, saying “I think it would be a grave error for Democrats to recede from those fights, so therefore we have to stand up, fight back, resist.”

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