Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump blasted San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this afternoon for his national anthem boycott.
Appearing on Dori Monson’s show on KIRO radio in Seattle earlier today, Trump was asked about Kaepernick’s decision to sit out the national anthem as a protest against “a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.”
His response can be found below:
“Well I have followed it, and I think it’s personally not a good thing. I think it’s a terrible thing. And you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won’t happen.”
Well, you knew Trump would comment on this sooner rather than later. In explaining his decision yesterday, Kaepernick criticized both presidential candidates, calling Trump an “outright racist” and implying Hillary Clinton would be in prison for her email scandal if she “were any other person.”
Trump backers will probably eat up his comments on Kaepernick, while detractors have called him out for running a campaign “based around the idea that America is stumbling, or broken, or fundamentally subpar in some way” and then suggesting Kaepernick leave for protesting.
[ Buzzfeed ]