By Amanda Alvarado | June 20, 2020 at 1:05 AM EDT – Updated June 20 at 1:14 AM
(Gray News) – President Trump has told Dr. Anthony Fauci that he has no authority over NFL football games being played in the fall.
On Friday night the president tweeted saying that he told Fauci that “he has nothing to do with NFL football.”
Trump also tweeted if “they don’t stand for our national anthem and our great American flag” that he would not be watching.
Informed Dr. Fauci this morning that he has nothing to do with NFL Football. Forced Democrat run Minnesota to bring in the National Guard & end rioting & looting after seeing the destruction & crime in Minneapolis. 100% successful! Waiting to hear from Dem run Washington State…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2020
Tony Fauci has nothing to do with NFL Football. They are planning a very safe and controlled opening. However, if they don’t stand for our National Anthem and our Great American Flag, I won’t be watching!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
Earlier this week, Fauci told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta that if there is a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall, football may not happen this year. He added that the only way to keep players safe would be to isolate them and test them daily.
The tweets came the night before the president’s rally at Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Okla. The arena can hold more than 19,000 people.
Some businesses and residents asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to forbid the rally due to health concerns, but the court rejected the request.
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