Pence Backs Trump on NFL Protests

Vice President Mike Pence Monday night strongly supported President Donald Trump's criticism of NFL player protests, during a rally for Sen. Luther Strange in Birmingham.  "I stand with President Donald Trump, and I will always stand for our National Anthem,"   Mr. Pence told a crowd in an airport hangar.   "We've all got a right to our opinions, but I don't think it's too much to ask the players in the National Football League, to stand for our National Anthem!"   The comments came three days after the president called for the firing of NFL players who refused to stand for the anthem, during a Strange campaign rally in Huntsville.   Strange backed the president during an apperance on WERC's "Alabama's Morning News," ridiculing the protesting players as "pampered athletes."    Strange faces Judge Roy Moore in Tuesday's all-important Republican runoff.    Moore held an election eve rally in Fairhope, joined by former White House chief stratgegist Steve Bannon, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, and Brexit leader Nigel Farage.

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