White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked multiple times by reporters today whether it was appropriate for President Trump to refer to Colin Kaepernick as a "son of a bitch."

Fox News' John Roberts asked Sanders whether Trump regrets using the term at a rally Friday night and then calling for players to be fired if they protest the national anthem. 

"Did the president go too far?" he asked. 

Sanders said it's "always appropriate for the President of the United States to defend our flag, to defend the national anthem and to defend the men and women who fought and died to defend it."

NBC News reporter Peter Alexander then asked why Trump is continually tweeting about the anthem protests, instead of focusing on domestic crises. He noted that Trump did not tweet over the weekend on the devastation in Puerto Rico. 

"What message does it send for the president to stand behind the presidential seal at a rally in Alabama and call an American citizen who's expressing his First Amendment rights a 'son of a bitch?'" he asked

Sanders repeated that it's "always appropriate" for the president to "promote" the flag and the national anthem, things that should be unifying for Americans. 

She said Trump is trying to support the military rather than place an emphasis on sports.

Watch the exchange above.


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