The Colts before their game against the Browns. (USA Today Sports)
The Browns before going on the field against the Colts. (AP)
Vikings defensive back Harrison Smith (22) locks arms with general manager Rick Spielman, owner Mark Wilf and owner Ziggy Wilf. (USA Today Sports)
The Patriots before playing the Texans. (AP)
The Broncos before facing the Bills. (USA Today Sports)
The Dolphins before playing the Jets. (USA Today Sports)
The president continued his three-day crusade by renewing his demand for action against players who kneel during the national anthem in an effort to protest police violence against minorities. In the first NFL game since Trump’s comments, the Jaguars and the Ravens — playing in London — knelt during the national anthem. And Patriots CEO Robert Kraft, a friend of Trump who gave him a Super Bowl ring during a White House visit, condemned the president’s comments.
As “The Star-Spangled Banner” played before kickoff in London, they linked arms or took a knee. A lone Baltimore athlete stood but seemed to be in prayer. All players appeared to stand for the British anthem.
With Senate GOP leaders just one “no” vote away from defeat, Sen. Susan Collins said that it was “very difficult” to envision voting for the bill. Sen. Ted Cruz said he and a colleague were not ready to back the measure, either.
If the results are confirmed, they would vindicate Angela Merkel’s emphasis on her nation’s stability and economic prosperity at a time of upheaval elsewhere. But the apparent surge in support for the far right reflected the lingering resentment among some toward her 2015 decision to welcome more than a million asylum seekers amid the European refugee crisis.
Thirty-seven percent of adults trust President Trump “a great deal” or “a good amount” to responsibly handle the situation with North Korea, while 42 percent trust the commander in chief “not at all,” a Post-ABC News poll found. Two-thirds opposed a preemptive strike by the United States.