U.S. President Donald Trump says he was not preoccupied with the NFL anthem protests over the weekend and that he was not distracted from other concerns, including helping Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump's criticisms of National Football League players kneeling in protest during the national anthem have not distracted him from other concerns, he told journalists on Tuesday. "I wasn't preoccupied with the NFL. I was ashamed of what was taking place because to me, that was a very important moment," Trump said, adding later, "I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work."