Donald Trump doesn’t believe Drew Brees owed anyone an apology.
The president took to Twitter on Friday to share his thoughts on the recent controversy surrounding the Saints quarterback and the debate about national anthem protests. Brees caught heat this week after he declared in a video message he will “never agree” with any person who protests police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. He would go on to apologize for his remarks on social media.
“I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday,” Brees wrote on Instagram. “In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused. In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy.”
To no one’s surprise, President Trump disapproved of the apology. POTUS tweeted he was a “big fan” of Brees, but said he was wrong to walk back “his original stance on honoring our magnificent American Flag … There are other things you can protest, but not our Great American Flag – NO KNEELING!”
This story is being updated.