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On "Outnumbered" today, Lawrence Jones said he disagrees with how President Donald Trump has handled NFL players' national anthem protests.

Jones pointed out that only several players were refusing to stand for the pregame anthem when Trump controversially said that NFL owners should fire any "son of a b****" who disrespects the country.

Jones said the movement was dying, especially since its originator, Colin Kaepernick, remains a free agent this NFL season. He said that Trump's remarks, however, breathed new life into the anthem protests.

Jones said that Trump, as a businessman, should have known better than to make the "big mistake" of telling another business owner what they should do.

"I would tell the president: What would you do if someone came into Trump Tower and said, 'Fire your employees,'" Jones said. "And now this movement has steam again."

He said the protests are no longer about Kaepernick or protesting police brutality, but instead opposing Trump.

"It's about taking on the president. And he opened that door," Jones said.

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