US President Donald Trump said that he did not encourage his youngest son to play rugby, a popular sport in the United States, because of its danger.
Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program, Mr. Trump was asked many questions about different issues in the US and around the world, like the crisis in Venezuela, as well as questions about his son Barron and American football, according to Reuters.
“A very good question,” Mr. Trump answered when asked if he let Barron play football.
“If he wants to? Yes. Will I guide him to play? No, I will not”.
Trump’s answer was broadcast on the day of the Super Bowl, American Super Cup, between New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.
The US had said that his 13-year-old son is currently playing football.
“I like football. And a lot of people, including me, think that football will probably never exist in this country, but it is growing rapidly, ”Mr. Trump said.
“American football is a dangerous sport and I think it is also very difficult. I think the equipment is also better. Helmets are also much better, but they still haven’t solved the problem. ”
In 2017, the press had seen the image of Barron wearing an Arsenal club outfit to play in the White House campus.
According to Reuters, former President Barack Obama, who has two daughters, once said in a 2014 interview that if he had a son, he would not let him play professional football.
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