Gingrich to NFL: 'Arrogant Young Millionaires' Who Feel Oppressed 'Need a Therapist, Not a Publicity Stunt'
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) fired back at NFL players and owners who objected to Trump's criticism of them kneeling for the national anthem.
He said it was "frustrating" that "millionaires who say they are underprivileged" are able to go about disrespecting our country and its veterans.
"I don't tune in to [sports] to worry about politics," he said.
"I find it very offensive," Gingrich said, adding that he believes kneeling players have sent sports down a slippery slope that will ultimately lead to the anthem no longer being played at games.
"They're not exactly oppressed," he said of people like Colin Kaepernick who refuse to stand for presentations of colors at games.
He said that it is their right to take "all their after-tax income and give it to some left-wing nutcase group," but that the anthem is sacred.
"Don't impose on me your sense of somehow, you feel oppressed," Gingrich said. "If you're a multimillionaire who feels oppressed, you need a therapist [and] not a publicity stunt."
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