On Friday night, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game. Within 24 hours, fans were burning his jersey to let him know that what he did was wrong.
Kaepernick tried to defend his shameful show of disrespect by race-baiting.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said of his protest. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
During a speech to veterans on Thursday, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump slammed those like San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who protest the American flag.
“We will stop apologizing for America, and we will start celebrating America,” Trump told the American Legion’s national gathering in Cincinnati Thursday morning, according to New York Daily News. “We will be united by our common culture, values and principles, becoming one American nation.”
“One country, under one constitution, saluting one American flag — and always saluting it. The flag all of you helped to protect and preserve. That flag deserves respect, and I will work with American Legion to help to strengthen respect for our flag. You see what’s happening. It’s very, very sad,” he continued. “And, by the way, we want young Americans to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Trump went on to promise to keep refugees out of our nation and to “change our immigration screening procedures to help keep terrorists and extremists out of our country.”
“We do not want to let anyone in our country who doesn’t support our values and is not capable of loving our people,” he said.
Liberals are furious that Trump dared to criticize race-baiters like Kaepernick, but we love him for it!