After NFL kneeling controversy, Trump talks through Retreat bugle that honors military

Friday, 13 October 2017, 05:49:31 PM. The President's reaction to the military call has drawn criticism on social media.
Share World trump NFL President Donald Trump is embroiled in a long-running verbal spat with NFL players over their kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice toward African-Americans. He has taken objection to their perceived disparagement of the star-and-striped flag, the national anthem and the military.  But on Wednesday night, the president talked through the “Retreat” bugle, a military tradition that serves to honor soldiers and veterans.  The president was speaking to one of his strongest supporters in the American media, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, at the Air National Guard in Middletown, Pennsylvania.  Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Mid-interview the “Retreat’ anthem started to play, and while others have stopped in their tracks to salute, stand to attention or pay their respects for the bugle, Trump sat with Hannity and continued to speak throughout it. "What a nice sound that is," Trump said.  "Are they playing that for you or for me?" "They're playing that in honor of his ratings,” he said, referring to Hannity. "He's beating everybody.” U.S. President Donald Trump walk to a limousine upon return to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 11, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty When it plays, soldiers stop and salute, and civilians place their hands on their hearts in a patriotic act observed by the military. But the president did neither for the sound that has served as a tradition since before the American...Read more
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