Donald Trump says he finally understands why Hillary Clinton didn’t win election

Donald Trump has launched a brutal attack against Hillary Clinton, saying he now understands why she didn’t win the 2016 election.

The president was targeting Clinton’s response to the NFL protests.

She defended player who kneel during the national anthem, saying they’re not actually protesting the anthem or the flag.

Trump told journalists during a conference on Monday: ‘I think she’s wrong. There’s plenty of time to do knees, but when — that is the reason she lost the election.

‘When you go down and you take a knee, you’re sitting essentially. You’re disrespecting our flag and disrespecting our country.

‘If she actually made the statement that a form of sitting down during our great national anthem is not disrespectful, then I understand why she didn’t win.’

He added: ‘I think that her statement in itself is very disrespectful in her country.’