President Trump just showed what depths he'll stoop to in a series of tweets attacking NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

 

Background:

Trump told a crowd in Alabama late Friday night that they should leave football games if players kneeled during that national anthem.

“When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem – the only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it's one player, leave the stadium,” Trump said. “I guarantee things will stop.”

“Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. He is fired,'” Trump continued.

He also tweeted (I know, surprise) about the issue the next day.

“If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!” Trump tweeted.

 

What's Happening Now:

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responded to Trump's baseless attacks, saying that Trump's “divisive comments” show “an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.”

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell stated. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we've experienced over the last month.”

“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

Funny enough, this isn't the only battle he's having with athletes.

Over the weekend, basketball star Stephen Curry expressed his intent to not go to the White House, as is customary for NBA championship teams.

“That we don’t stand for basically what our President has – the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times, that we won’t stand for it,” Curry said. “And by acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to. It’s not just the act of not going there.”

One of Trump's only sources of news, TV show Fox & Friends, aired a segment covering his comments. Within minutes, an angry tweet came from Trump's Twitter account.

“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump tweeted. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”

Could this guy look any more insecure?