White House press secretary: If NFL players are really protesting police brutality, they should "probably protest the officers on the field that are protecting them"

White House press secretary: If NFL players are really protesting police brutality, they should "probably protest the officers on the field that are protecting them"

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From the September 25 White House press briefing:

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REPORTER: Sarah, when Colin Kaepernick says that his protest is about fighting police brutality, fighting racial disparity, racial injustice, you're not taking him at his word. You're saying the focus has long since moved on. But when white supremacists say that their protest is about heritage, not hate, the president does take them at their words. So, why is there this disparity about who gets to decide what protest is about?

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: I think if the debate is really, for them, about police brutality, they should probably protest the officers on the field that are protecting them instead of the American flag. 

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