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Hillary Clinton backed the NFL anthem protests and said 'kneeling is a reverent position'


Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton defended NFL players who knelt during the national anthem as part of a movement to highlight racial inequality and social injustice in the United States, according to a report by Fox News.

While promoting her book "What Happened" overseas, Clinton described kneeling as a "reverent" position that is not against "our anthem or our flag."

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She said people should resist "what are very clear dog-whistles" to the Trump base.

“That's what black athletes kneeling was all about. That's not against our anthem or our flag.”
Hillary Clinton

“Actually, kneeling is a reverent position,” she continued. “It was to demonstrate in a peaceful way against racism and injustice in our criminal system.”

The former secretary of state urged the Democratic party to continue resisting the Trump administration.

"I think it would be a grave error for Democrats to recede from those fights, so therefore we have to stand up, fight back, resist."

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