Another NFL season, more protests and more pushback (complaining) from Donald Trump. The pre-season began Thursday night with several players once again taking a knee, raising a fist or staying in the locker room during the national anthem. A handful of players from the Dolphins, Jaguars, Raven, and the Seahawks all participated in some way.

Predictably Donald Trump tweeted about this first thing this morning.  Jonathan Lemire from the Associated Press said, “Trump told confidants he planned to frequently revive the NFL anthem issue heading into the midterms.”

Despite the idea that talking about the anthem rallies Trump’s base, many people are trying their best to remind people of the real reason for these protests.

Meanwhile, it looks like the anthem protests will continue for the foreseeable future. The Miami Herald reports:

“The NFL recently suspended its rule regarding anthem protests until the league and the players’ union can come to terms on one.

The NFL issued a written statement in response to players kneeling during Thursday’s games, saying in part that the league has ‘agreed to delay implementing or enforcing any club work rules that could result in players being disciplined for their conduct during the performance of the anthem’ while it works with the players association to find a common ground.”