Ahead of the Superbowl, Trump has revealed that he would not push his son towards playing football due to health concerns. The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump said he would not encourage his son Barron to play football because of health concerns, in a Sunday interview with “Face the Nation” set to air during the Super Bowl.
Trump said, “It’s very, it’s very tough question. It’s a very good question” of whether he would let his son play football, finally declaring, “If he wanted to? Yes. Would I steer him that way? No, I wouldn’t.”
The president continued, “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, it’s really tough,” adding, “I thought the equipment would get better, and it has. The helmets have gotten far better but it hasn’t solved the problem.”
The president ultimately said, “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 would have a hard time with it.”
Football is a celebrated sport, but it often comes at a physical cost that is often minimized ignored.