Sarah Sanders: 'It's absolutely appropriate' for Trump to call players 'son of a b*tch' as a patriotic lesson
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump on Monday after he spent the weekend attacking NFL football players who refused to stand for the national anthem.

During her Monday White House press briefing, Sanders alleged that Trump attacked NFL players because he was standing up for the nation.

At least two reporters noted that Trump had referred to one player as a "son of a bitch" at a rally on Friday. For her part, Sanders called Trump's remarks "absolutely appropriate."

"This isn't about the president being against anyone, this is about the president and millions of Americans being for something," she opined. "I think it's always appropriate of the president of the United States to defend our flag, to defend our national anthem and to defend the men and women who died to defend them."

Watch the video below from C-SPAN.