CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 24, 2017
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(Somerset, New Jersey: Errol Barnett) The response of the NFL to criticism from President Trump of players protesting during the national anthem against racial injustice featured; scenes shown of players kneeling. [On Friday, in Alabama, TRUMP - suggests the NFL owners get "that son of a bitch off the field": he's fired.] A statement from New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft quoted. [Today, TRUMP - says this has nothing to do with race.]
(Studio: Elaine Quijano) Trump's past business endeavors in football noted.
(Studio: Tony Dokoupil) Trump's latest feud with the NFL examined; scenes shown of players kneeling, Pittsburgh Steeler Alejandro Villanueva alone & an NFL ad; Trump tweet & owner tweets quoted. [Head coach Mike TOMLIN - says teammates should not be separated.] [On ESPN, former head coach Rex RYAN - responds.]
(Studio: Elaine Quijano; Washington: John Dickerson) Why Trump is picking a fight with the NFL, how it might get in the way of the Republican health care bill, which lacks support because of structural process flaws, the tensions between the US & North Korea & the loose talks about military options discussed.