U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said what most Americans were thinking Sunday as the media blew up President Trump’s statements on football players who don’t kneel during the National Anthem before games.

CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson tried to get Gardner to pile in on the non-scandal, but to Gardner’s credit he didn’t take the bait.

“When it comes to this recent spat with the NFL, look, there are far more important things that we ought to be focusing on … North Korea, Iran, concern about the health care bill,” Gardner replied from his hometown, Yuma.

The West is on fire, the South devastated by Hurricanes and Mexico is in rubble, yet the media fret about staged political protests at football games. Congress has more important work to do.

We’re not even sure what the protest is about anymore. Colin Kaepernick did it last year to protest police brutality, but the media says it’s now a protest against Trump.

Perhaps if the players held signs while showing disrespect for our national anthem, we might be more sympathetic with the plight of these privileged players.