President Donald Trump wants to see the NFL season start on time with fans in the stands, but that desire is already getting pushback from a key state authority.
Trump said on a conference call with league commissioners Saturday that he believes the NFL should start its season on time in September and hopes to have fans back in stadiums by that point. California governor Gavin Newsom, however, said he does not expect that to happen in his state.
On his daily press briefing just now @GavinNewsom tells me flatly re #NFL starting season on time w/fans in stands in the CA stadiums: "I’m not anticipating that happening in this state." @AdamSchefter https://t.co/ejqC423Vtk
— Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) April 4, 2020
Local authorities will have the final say on large events such as this. We still don’t know where things will stand in late summer, but Trump’s belief about the NFL is clearly premature based on these comments. It’s no wonder that some analysts think that football season won’t go ahead as scheduled with comments such as this.