President Donald Trump may be trying to save Big Ten football, but he is still taking issue with the NFL.
As Sunday’s Week 1 games were wrapping up, the president took aim at the NFL during an indoor rally held in Henderson, Nevada.
“Football is boring as hell,” he said. “It’s just not the same, right?”
He also claimed that people used to request events not be scheduled during NFL Sundays, but now that has changed.
“They say, ‘can you possibly do it during a football game?’” he said.
Trump has targeted football several times in the past, particularly when it came to player protests and Colin Kaepernick protesting police brutality and racial injustice during the playing of the national anthem.
Trump’s son, Eric Trump, tweeted that “football is officially dead” in response to a report that Dallas Cowboys players were allowed to protest.
The president has also made other critical comments of the sport relating to the league’s attempt to protect players from debilitating head injuries.
Trump had clashed with the NFL even prior to becoming president. In 2014, he attempted to buy the Buffalo Bills in a failed bid.
Dating back to the 1980s, Trump was the owner of the United States Football League’s New Jersey Generals – a spring league that also failed in part to Trump’s push to move the league to the fall so it could compete with the NFL.