President Trump helped turn the NFL’s national anthem protests last year into a lightning-rod political issue, another wedge driven into a sharply divided electorate and, according to testimony given by some NFL owners as part of the process in a grievance filed by former quarterback Colin Kaepernick obtained by the Wall Street Journal, Trump loomed large over the NFL discussions over the anthem protests.
"‘You Can’t Win This One,’ Trump Told NFL Owners About Anthem Protests. They Believed Him." is from the May 31, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eli Rosenberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.