Rush Limbaugh isn’t so sure its a good thing that Donald Trump is using the presidency to “dictate the behavior” of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
During his Wednesday radio show, Limbaugh said it was making him “really nervous” and “very uncomfortable” to see Trump giving orders for how a business and their employees should act. He continued to say that even if Trump is in the right on this issue, it was concerning to see the president insert himself into a workplace matter and demand certain behaviors from people:
“Trump is continually tweeting — I know what he’s doing, and I understand why he’s doing it, and his motives are pure; don’t misunderstand. But I don’t think that it is useful or helpful for any employee anywhere to be forced to do something because the government says they must…I’m really nervous if all that happens because the president makes it happen. He can make it happen by forcing the owners. But this is a slippery slope to me, and it hit me a while ago and crystallized last night. Trump is in the right, don’t misunderstand. But no president should have dictatorial power over individual behavior.”
Limbaugh concluded that Roger Goodell and other NFL leaders need to set down rules and consider the business implications in order to reach an internal resolution for the anthem controversy. He stated once again that Trump is correct about the matter as a whole, but “it ought not be a presidential dictate.”
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