Donald Trump

The NFL has had ties in back-to-back weeks. Boring! The NFL has seen its television ratings drop a lot during the 2016 regular season. Bad! And Donald Trump thinks he’s a huge reason the ratings are down. What?

Trump blames the 2016 Presidential election and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the NFL ratings decrease:

“The NFL is way down in their ratings. And you know why? Two reasons. Number one is this politics they’re finding is a much rougher game than football and more exciting, and this — honestly we’ve taken a lot of people away from the NFL. And the other reason is [Colin] Kaepernick,” Trump said.

Trump made these statements during a rally in Colorado on Sunday. His comments came after talking to his audience about how he was curious how many people would attend the rally with the Denver Broncos playing at the same time. Here are his full thoughts on the matter and what led up to them:

As Pro Football Talk points out, the election probably isn’t the main reason why NFL ratings are down. Why’s that? Well, college football ratings haven’t been affected. Then again, college players have a little more freedom to celebrate and their schools can actually post GIFs and videos of big plays.

About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.