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Sessions Defends Campus Free Speech And Trump's Criticism Of NFL Player Protests

Sessions said the government can't tell you what to think or say, but NFL players shouldn't denigrate national symbols.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an address at the Georgetown University Law Center: "Freedom of thought and speech on the American campus are under attack." / Win McNamee / Getty Images

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his boss's criticisms of NFL players for kneeling in protest during the national anthem Tuesday, saying President Trump has "free speech rights too."

Sessions defended Trump's controversial remarks as he criticized college speech policies during an

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