In Super Bowl Interview, President Trump Says He Wouldn't Want Barron To Play "Dangerous Sport" Football

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In an interview with CBS's Margaret Brennan that will be aired during the Super Bowl pregame show, President Trump expressed concern about his son Barron playing the dangerous game of football.

"If he wanted to? Yes. Would I steer him that way? No, I wouldn't," the president said when asked if he would let his son play football. "I just don't like the reports that I see coming out having to do with football."

MARGARET BRENNAN: Would you let your son Barron play football?



PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: It's very, it's very tough question. It's a very good question. If he wanted to? Yes. Would I steer him that way? No, I wouldn't.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Why?

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I wouldn't. And he actually plays a lot of soccer. He's liking soccer. And a lot of people, including me, thought soccer would probably never make it in this country, but it really is moving forward rapidly. I- I just don't like the reports that I see coming out having to do with football—I mean, it's a dangerous sport and I think it's- I- it's- really tough, I thought the equipment would get better, and it has. The helmets have gotten far better but it hasn't solved the problem. So, you know I- I hate to say it because I love to watch football. I think the NFL is a great product, but I really think that as far as my son- well I've heard NFL players saying they wouldn't let their sons play football. So. It's not totally unique, but I- I would have a hard time with it.

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