A new petition seeks signatures to support President Trump in his feud against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
The Trump Make America Great Again Committee announced an "official" petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, and according to the New York Daily News, the petition was also emailed out to people asking them for signatures.
"The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support," the petition reads.
Trump reignited the controversy over kneeling during the national anthem last month when he called on NFL team owners to fire any player who kneels during the national anthem. Critics say the demonstrations disrespect the American flag.
The NFL decided this week that it won't implement penalties for players who kneel, even though Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league believes players "should" stand.
The news out of the NFL this week prompted a fresh round of condemnation from the president, who tweeted there is, "[t]oo much talk, not enough action."
The kneeling began last season, led by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, to protest the treatment of African Americans, particularly by the police. Kaepernick, who is a free agent without a team this season, has filed a grievance against the league and its team owners accusing them of colluding to prevent him from being re-signed to a team.