By: Nick Givas
The Hill reporter Joe Concha said Monday that the majority of Americans stand with President Donald Trump on the national anthem, and he blasted the mainstream media for not listening to public opinion.
“I can tell you a decided majority agree with the President on this one,” he said during an interview on “Happening Now.”
“They don’t disagree with the right to protest. Who disagrees with that? They disagree with the venue it’s being done in, in terms of during the national anthem. They see that as disrespectful to the flag and disrespectful to veterans.”
Concha pointed out that ratings for the NFL are on a steady decline and are down 10 percent from last year, with no signs of improvement.
“Ratings are in … and last night’s game between the Redskins and Raiders, that was the NBC Sunday night game. The big platform. The top rated TV show every week, down 10 percent from the same week last year. Down nearly 10 percent from the week before,” he added.
Concha said the feelings of average Americans don’t match the feelings of political pundits, likening their tone deaf attitudes to the coverage of the 2016 presidential election.
“This is having a palpable effect and the sentiment on the ground is not matching what we’re seeing from the pundit class in the media bubbles,” he said. “All day yesterday it was widespread condemnation. No one is listening again. It feels a lot like the 2016 election.”