Trump Says US Should Change Tax Law to Punish NFL

President Trump suggested the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are “disrespecting” the national anthem or flag. The NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status a few years ago and now files tax returns as a taxable entity. So it’s unlikely that Trump’s proposal, tweeted in the early hours Tuesday, would change anything. Trump tweeted : “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks…

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