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President Trump said in a Fox and Friends interview on Thursday that the NFL has "rules for everything. Why aren't they honoring this country by enforcing a rule that's been in existence for a long time?"

On the owners: "I think they're afraid of their players if you want to know the truth, and I think it's disgraceful."

Other take-aways from the interview:

  • On the filibuster rule: "I think it's just a disaster for the Republican party...there are 270 bills right now sitting now before the senate, you're not going to get them approved."
  • On working with Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi: "I have a nice relationship with them...if we can do a great healthcare bill bipartisan, I'm okay with that."
  • On his tax plan: "This is a tax plan for jobs and growth, growth for our country. It'll be the largest reduction in terms of dollars of any plan ever in the history of the country, and it's going to be something very special."
  • On health care: Republicans "have the votes, but we don't have the time" to pass healthcare, and that they will get a vote "sometime at the beginning of the year but prior to the election in November."

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