Trump says he wouldn't steer son Barron toward football

President Trump says he would not push son Barron to play 'dangerous' game of football

President Trump says he would not push son Barron to play 'dangerous' game of football

President Donald Trump said he doesn't want his son, 12-year-old Barron Trump, playing football because it's a "dangerous sport".

The President also poked fun at the NFL's sensitivity to concussions after a woman at a 2016 rally was hit in the head. CTE has many risky effects on the brain, including confusion, anxiety, depression, and an increased risk of suicide.

President Trump loves to watch football and has previously said that the NFL has "gone soft, " but he cringes at the idea of his young son stepping out onto a football field. "He's liking soccer." Maybe Barron will pursue a soccer career, instead.

"It's very, it's a very tough question". It's a very good question. Would I steer him that way?

He explained that he loves watching the sport, but the reports of longterm injuries would make it more hard to support his own son's attempt at the sport. "I mean, it's a unsafe sport and I think it's really tough".

Barron "plays a lot of soccer", Mr Trump said, adding that "a lot of people, including me, thought soccer would probably never make it in this country, but it really is moving forward rapidly". "The helmets have gotten far better but it hasn't solved the problem".

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The president has had at times a strained relationship with the NFL, and railed against players like Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality against black people and people of color. I think the NFL is a great product, but I think that as far as my son- well I have heard NFL players saying they would not let their sons play football. So.

Trump, both as a White House candidate and as president, harshly criticized the protests during the anthem, at times calling for the players participating in them to be fired by their teams.

"I think that people have to, at all times, respect our flag and at all times respect our national anthem and our country".

Former President Barack Obama, the father of two daughters, said in a 2014 interview that he would not allow his son, if he had one, to play pro football.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a b-h off the field right now. Out!"

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