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Trump Says NFL Ratings Are Down Because Everyone is Watching Him on TV Instead

President Donald Trump opined Wednesday that the NFL’s ratings haven’t suffered because players took a knee during the anthem, instead, they’ve suffered because Trump rallies are pulling down crazy numbers on cable news.

“We’re making them rich,” Trump said of television networks. “They never had ratings like this. When the NFL is down 20 percent. It’s the flag but it’s also the fact that everybody’s watching us on the different cable networks.”

Trump is a professed opponent of players kneeling during the national anthem and has also reportedly never been an enormous fan of the NFL.

“Because frankly, they find this more exciting than the NFL and a hell of a lot more dangerous, right?” he added to cheers from the Trump-supporting crowd.

“And is there any better place to be on a nice beautiful evening in North Dakota than at a Trump rally, right? We’re having a good time.”

At this, the crowd erupted into applause and cheers once again.

“And I wish those cameras would circle the room to see how many thousands of people are here,” he urged, and the camera guys at Fox Business and Fox News cut to reveal the screaming throng.

Watch above, via Fox Business.

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