President Donald Trump has been very clear about his stance on any protests against police brutality, racial inequality and injustice that occur during the national anthem.

Less clear is his stance on his own behavior.

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The Trump administration may soon find themselves facing another subpoena. But this time not from Congress.

After a horrific attack by a 39 year-old man in Montana against a 13 year-old boy, his lawyer is citing President Donald Trump as the instigator. Montana resident Curt Brockway was charged Monday with "felony assault on a minor" after choke-slamming a 13 year-old child and fracturing the boy's skull.

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Eli Harold #57, Eric Reid #35, Marquise Goodwin #11 and Louis Murphy #18 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sideline as Adrian Colbert #38 stands with them in solidarity, during the anthem, prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Jaguars 44-33. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

The National Football League (NFL) announced a new policy Wednesday regarding player protests during the national anthem: stay in the locker room, stand, or be fined. But now it looks like the owners never officially voted for the policy after all.

“Clearly our objective as a league and to all 32 clubs, which was unanimous, is that we want people to be respectful of the national anthem,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the NFL's announcement. Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence applauded the move by the NFL.

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Joe Looney #73, Geoff Swaim #87, Byron Bell #75 and Kellen Moore #17 of the Dallas Cowboys take a knee prior to the national anthem for the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 25, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Tamir Rice, Eric Harris, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Philando Castile, William Chapman, Stephon Clark, Terence Crutcher, Keith Scott, Amidou Diallo, Ramarley Graham, Sam DuBose, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, Akai Gurley

These are the 16 names that appear on the cover of Thursday's New York Daily News along with the silhouette of someone taking a knee over a backdrop of the American flag. The headline reads, "NFL DISHONORS THE FLAG."

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence protested the rightful protesting of players at the beginning of a National Football League game on Sunday, as he was ordered to do by President Trump. During the national anthem in a game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, some of the 49ers knelt and some of the Colts locked arms while wearing black T-shirts that read “We Will Stand For... Equality, Justice, Unity, Respect, Dialogue, Opportunity.” These players are silently protesting against police violence and racial inequality.

Pence, who had planned to attend the game for months, protested their First Amendment right to peacefully protest by walking out of the game after the anthem. “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence said in a statement issued by the White House. Shortly after releasing the statement, the White House also released a photo of Pence and his wife at the stadium, hands held over their hearts during the anthem.

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[DIGEST: CBS, Sports Illustrated]

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for staying seated during the singing of national anthem last week. When asked why he refused to stand, he replied: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." The NFL issued a statement shortly afterward saying that players are “encouraged but not required to stand” during the anthem, but Kaepernick’s protest immediately drew criticism from football fans as well as his fellow sportsmen.

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