President Trump Blasts ESPN and NFL, Gets Instant Results as Goodell Waves White Flag

President Trump was back on Twitter early Tuesday morning, and in a series of tweets, the president slammed ESPN, Jemele Hill, and the NFL.

First, Trump addressed Jemele Hill, who previously called him a “white supremacist” on Twitter, after she was recently suspended by ESPN for encouraging a boycott against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

After Jones made it clear that his Dallas Cowboys would be standing for the national anthem, ESPN’s Jemele Hill immediately called for fans to boycott Cowboys advertisers, saying, “Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers.”

While Trump praised Jerry Jones for taking a stand against players protesting the national anthem, he also called out the NFL for what he called “massive tax breaks,” a criticism the NFL has faced before.

The NFL has been strongly criticized for years over its tax status, which includes several tax breaks, something Commissioner Roger Goodell calls a “distraction.”

Both the NFL and ESPN have experienced losses in profits and viewership as they’ve increasingly focused on politics rather than sports, and unless something changes, it looks like that trend will continue.

A mere few hours after President Trump’s tweet about the NFL’s tax status, Roger Goodell appeared to have waved the white flag.

In a statement, Goodell says “We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem.”