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Rep. Pete King Tweets He's 'Proud to Stand With Trump'

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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 24 September 2017 02:54 PM

With so many denouncing President Donald Trump's defense of the U.S. flag and National Anthem against NFL protestors, Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., was a rare, bold politician coming out to support President Trump against anti-American sentiment.

Rep. King's backing is not surprising considering he has long been a President Trump supporter, but he is one of the few to tweet favorably of the U.S. president amid a weekend of rancor after Trump's statements made at a Republican rally in Alabama on Friday.

Among NFL protests of President Trump on Sunday:

Most uniquely, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room for a planned "unification meeting" during the National Anthem, but that protest was most notable for the counter-protest of U.S. Army Ranger veteran Alejandro Villanueva. The Steelers offensive tackle, who served in Afghanistan, came out of the locker room tunnel for the National Anthem and stood with his hand on his heart.

Despite the opposition, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon his appreciation for some of the support the U.S. flag and National Anthem received, saying "kneeling is not acceptable" and ripping the struggling NFL for its "bad ratings."

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