On Friday, Trump made headlines during an appearance in Alabama in which he commented on the league-wide national anthem protests by saying that NFL owners should respond to the player protests with the phrase “get that son of a bitch off the field.”
WWE Hall of Famer Jesse “The Body” Ventura loudly opposed Trump’s comments on Sunday:
Ventura is a former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran. He peaked in his wresting during the 1980’s, before spending time as a commentator until 1990 with WWE.
Wouldn’t you love one of these NFL owners… when someone disrespects our flag say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field, right now, out, he’s fired.”
The President doubled down on Saturday amid another battle he waged with former NBA MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, claiming he withdrew his invitation to visit the White House, which Curry and the team have stated they have no interest in previously.
Even former Ravens legend Ray Lewis, who criticized Kaepernick before, has reversed his position to join in solidarity with those in the NFL.