this is indeed breaking the law:
"18 U.S. code section 227
(a) Whoever, being a covered government person, with the intent to influence, solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation, an employment decision or employment practice of any private entity—
(1) takes or withholds, or offers or threatens to take or withhold, an official act, or(2) influences, or offers or threatens to influence, the official act of another,
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 15 years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.(b) In this section, the term “covered government person” means—
(1) a Senator or Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress;
(2) an employee of either House of Congress; or
(3) the President, Vice President, an employee of the United States Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission, or any other executive branch employee (as such term is defined under section 2105 of title 5, United States Code)."
Of course the guy is a traitor, and has committed dozens of other impeachable offenses, but just in case you wondered, or got into an argument about Trump's behavior, his statements this weekend about the National Football league constitute the commission of a major felony carrying a possible 15 year prison sentence, and no, as you can see, the President is not exempted from that.
Fat chance the Republicans in Congress, who impeached Bill Clinton for a blow job, and tried to impeach Barack Obama for a hundred different lies, will care. Not when there are tax cuts for the rich to be worried about.