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NFL Controversy: Is it Appropriate for a President to Encourage a Boycott of a Private Enterprise?

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President Trump on Sunday called for football fans to take a stand against players who kneel during the national anthem by boycotting the NFL until the league fires or suspends players who refuse to stand.

In a tweet, the President stated that players must “stop disrespecting our flag and country," adding that "If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our country, you will see change take place fast."

While Donald Trump's sentiments certainly reflect the feelings and opinons of many Americans on this issue, is it really appropriate for a sitting President to call for a national boycott of a private enterprise?

WIBC host Tony Katz answered that question on his Monday afternoon broadcast:

Katz:

I don't need the NFL. I can survive and so can you. People are turned off by this stuff and the ratings reflect that. [And} I don't think there's anything so horrible about [Trump's statement], [but] calling for a boycott is not something I'm into. I don't want that from the President of the United States. 

Hear Tony's full commentary on the NFL controversy by clicking below:

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