I would personally do away with national anthems at most, if not all, sporting events. It's serves no purpose whatsoever.
As the more intelligent of us knew when he was elected, Trump was and always will be a divisive person and would become a divisive president. He has accomplished this not even one year into his term. His inflammatory rhetoric towards North Korea and Iran has escalated an already tense situation to alarming levels. It's scary to think that Trump's reckless style may very well see bombs land on these shores courtesy of North Korea. Under any other president - heck even under George Bush - we would not have seen this international incident unfold in the extreme matter it has.
We are seeing this divisiveness spreading to pro sports teams. After stating that athletes who kneel during that national anthem should be fired, we are seeing more athletes than ever kneeling during the anthem. So instead of solving the problem, Trump has exacerbated it! And people thought this guy was a problem solver!lol
Trump for whatever reason can't seem to help himself from making comments on twitter about people he deemed has wronged him, whether imaginary or real. He's acts like a 10-year old. When Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins declined the invitation to the meet the president at the White House with the rest of the Stanley Cup Champions back in 2012, did Barrack Obama go on twitter or make an announcement to the press that he he had uninvited Thomas? Or that he was disappointed with Thomas? No, he acted presidential and really did not concern himself with such trivial matters. He respected the man's right not to attend.
Meanwhile, Steph Curry says he will not attend the meet-and-greet for the NBA champs and rather than focusing on more important matters, Trump chooses to respond. Not only that but he withdraws the invitation to Steph. How childish!
Back to the national anthem and kneeling, last I checked there is a thing called the first amendment which would basically allow an athlete the right to kneel if they so choose during the anthem. Does Trump want to take that right away?
Of course, Trumpkins are eating this up. They love the act and speak first then think later actions of the president, consequences be damned. And he knows this. Why else would he go on endless tirades about rather inconsequential matters on twitter and speak of rather trivial things like a few athletes sitting during that national anthem during a public speaking event in Alabama rather than focus on more important things like the economy, disaster relief in Florida and the Caribbean?
Why? Well, because he knows his core group of supporters (who will stand by anything he says no matter the road it takes them down) will lap it up and keep the focus away from the more important matters at hand. Low-hanging fruit.
Again, get rid of the national anthem at sporting events and we would not have this problem to begin with.