This morning, President Trump threatened the National Football League once again, stating that their “massive tax breaks” should be revoked if players refuse to stand for the anthem.
Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
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Of course, there’s a major problem with this that proves once again that the facts don’t matter to Trump when it comes to him and his personal vendettas.
The NFL gave up its tax-exempt status voluntarily two years ago.
ThinkProgress did some digging and realized that last night, FOX News’ Tucker Carlson had Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) as his guest, who is proposing the Pro Sports Act, “a bill that would permanently remove the tax-exempt status — originally granted in 1966 — from the NFL’s League Office.” It would also revoke that status from the National Hockey League and the Professional Golf Association.
Gaetz also did not bring up the fact that the NFL has already given up that status.
It just goes to show how easily the opinions and actions of the President can be manipulated and guided by the hosts on FOX News – with all the terrifying implications that accompany that.