Trump takes credit for no players kneeling during Super Bowl

President Donald Trump greets cheerleaders with the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, as the president arrives for a Super Bowl party. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking credit for the fact that no football players kneeled during the national anthem at Sunday's Super Bowl.

Trump was speaking at an Ohio factory on the economy and tax cuts when he changed the topic to Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. He told the audience at an Ohio manufacturer that "there was nobody kneeling at the beginning of the Super Bowl." He then asked: "We've made a lot of improvement, haven't we?"

Trump has been critical of NFL players who have been kneeling during the national anthem at games to protest unfair police treatment of minorities. He says the practice is disrespectful to service members.

None of Sunday's players took part in any demonstration during the anthem.