Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) went against everything Donald Trump said about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
The Arizona Senators said that it’s “their right” to protest.
“That’s their right to do what they want to do as citizens,” McCain told TMZ.
Trump blasted former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last week, calling him a “son of a b*tch” for peacefully protesting by kneeling during the national anthem at a football game.
McCain, on the other hand, agreed with Kaepernick’s decision.
The Republican Senator also condoned the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones who knelt before the national anthem at a Monday night game against the Arizona Cardinals, but later stood during the anthem’s performance.
McCain, a big Cardinals fan did joke about his hate for the Cowboys.
“I’ve always hated the Dallas Cowboys, and I will continue to do so.”
On Tuesday, Trump called on the NFL to set a rule that would not allow players to kneel during the anthem, saying that “The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations.”