He followed it by criticizing ESPN commentator Jemele Hill, who was suspended Monday by the network for tweets that suggested consumers boycott some advertisers for NFL teams who had threatened to retaliate against their players for protesting if they disagreed with the policy of punishing players.
“With Jemele Hill at the mike, it is no wonder ESPN ratings have 'tanked, in fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!” Trump wrote.
This is the second time the White House has criticized Hill, who earlier this year was reprimanded by ESPN for calling Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter.
In response, the White House called for her to be fired.
Trump has for weeks criticized players and teams for their protest, which he has claimed disrespects the American flag and anthem.
On Sunday, Vice President Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game early after some players from the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the anthem.