Donald Trump, I'd Have 'Hard Time' Letting Son Play Football
Donald TrumpI'd Have 'Hard Time'Letting Son Play Football
2/3/2019 10:20 AM PT
Donald Trump -- the man who complained the NFL was eliminating too many big hits -- admits tackle football is "a dangerous sport" and he'd have a "hard time" allowing his son to play.
POTUS sat down with CBS News' Margaret Brennan who asked Trump if he would allow 12-year-old Barron play football if he wanted to.
"It’s very, it’s a very tough question," Trump said ... "It’s a very good question. If he wanted to? Yes. Would I steer him that way? No, I wouldn’t."
When asked to elaborate, Trump said, "I just don’t like the reports that I see coming out having to do with football -- I mean, it’s a dangerous sport and I think it’s really tough."
He added, "I thought the equipment would get better, and it has. The helmets have gotten far better, but it hasn’t solved the problem."
"So, you know I hate to say it because I love to watch football. I think the NFL is a great product, but I really think that as far as my son -- well I’ve heard NFL players saying they wouldn’t let their sons play football. So ... it’s not totally unique, but I would have a hard time with it."
Back in 2017, Trump complained that the NFL "ruining the game," by calling too many penalties on big hits.