Earlier this month, 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.”
On Wednesday night, Donald Trump broke his silence about Kaepernick’s protest to slam the NFL player for disrespecting our country.
“I think what is he doing is disgraceful. Is he starting yet or is he still a second string quarterback?’ Trump said, according to Daily Mail. “He’s making a tremendous amount of money. He is living the American dream. He’s trying to make a point. But I don’t think he is making it the correct way.”
Trump went on to explain how he would handle the situation if he owned the NFL.
“If I’m in that position, I would be a lot different than the way they are treating him right now. That I can tell you,” Trump said. “I would not be a happy camper. I’m not going to tell you what I would do, but if I was in that position I would do a lot different. I think what he is doing is very bad for the spirit of the country.”
“At the same time, he has the right to protest, and that’s one of the beautiful things about the country,” the GOP presidential nominee continued.
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