Trump's women comments 'makes my job harder at home' - NFL commissioner

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Donald Trump's surprising victory in the United States presidential election is even sending shockwaves through the NFL.

Part of the reason has been the president-elect's history of insensitivity toward women, including sexual assault remarks captured in an 'Access Hollywood' video.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Trump's comments about women have made his job as a father of two daughters more difficult.

"Listen, it makes my job harder at home, too," Goodell said Thursday during a forum in New York City.

"I have twin daughters and a wife and so I have to explain that to them. So yes, on that front. Does it make it harder publicly?"

Despite whatever difficulty Goodell may have had at home with his family, he is hopeful that the country will unite behind Trump.

"I think our country has to have more respect for one another and we have to unite," Goodell said.

"I saw some very positive signs of that yesterday with our current president, Hillary Clinton's comments publicly and others coming together and saying, 'We have to get together, we have to unite, we have to address some of the issues and work together'.

"President Trump is our president so let's get behind him."