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Trump Basks in NFL Culture War at Private Dinner: ‘It’s Really Caught On’

Indications suggest that President Trump is quite pleased with the national brawl he has fueled through his feud with professional athletes over the last few days.

Trump hosted conservative grassroots leaders at the White House last night, and the president reportedly told his company that he wants to keep his fight with the NFL going. Sources who attended the dinner have told news outlets that Trump was “satisfied” with the remarks he’s made so far against professional athletes who kneel during the national anthem.

“It’s really caught on. It’s really caught on,” Trump said, according to one of the White House guests who spoke with CNN. “I said what millions of Americans were thinking.”

Reports indicate that Trump and his guests bonded over Alejandro Villanueva after he turned out to be the only Pittsburgh Steelers player who came out for the National Anthem over the weekend. Villanueva has expressed concern since then about whether he threw his team under the bus by not joining them in solidarity.

Trump also took time during the dinner to bash Sen. John McCain (again) for rejecting the Graham-Cassidy bill, and reportedly brought up his recent frustrations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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