Trump: Athletes given the ‘privilege’ of making millions shouldn’t be ‘allowed’ to protest against US policies
Civil rights icon Colin Kaepernick and President Donald Trump, composite image. Kaepernick photo by Katrina B. Davis / Facebook and screengrab of Donald Trump from "The Apprentice"

Donald Trump continued his war of words against black professional athletes as the president doubled down on his demands that private companies fire those showing insufficient respect.

"If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect...our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem," President Trump tweeted.

"If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!" the President of the United States insisted.