President Trump, in an exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends," said that NFL owners are “afraid” to act against their players protesting the national anthem at games across the country.

“The NFL is in a box and they have to do something about it,” Trump told Fox News' Pete Hegseth, in the interview aired Thursday morning.

“I think they’re afraid of their players, if you want to know the truth,” Trump said.


In the same interview, Trump also touted the newly released Republican tax reform framework, describing the plan as the “largest reduction in terms of dollars in any plan in the history of the country.”

And he insisted he will hold firm on demanding a 20 percent corporate tax rate, down from 35 percent.

“It’s going to be something really special,” Trump said. “The 20 percent is non-negotiable.”

Trump said he wanted to start with “15 percent,” but noted that the “numbers really work at 20.”