President Trump said Monday that Vice President Pence is winning rave reviews for his decision to walk out of an NFL game after players kneeled during the national anthem.

"The trip by @VP Pence was long planned. He is receiving great praise for leaving game after the players showed such disrespect for country!" Trump tweeted Monday morning.

Trump took credit on Sunday for Pence's early departure from an Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers game in the former Indiana governor's home state.

"I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen," Trump tweeted.