Trump: Kaepernick Should Find Another Country
After NFL player Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem in protest against racism, Donald Trump stated in an interview on “The Dori Monson Show” that Kaepernick “should find a country that works better for him.”
The Hill reports:
Donald Trump thinks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should leave the U.S. if he doesn’t want to stand for the national anthem.
“I have followed it and I think it’s personally not a good thing,” Trump told “The Dori Monson Show,” according to BuzzFeed News.“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’s not gonna happen.”
Kaepernick refused to stand with his team during the “Star Spangled Banner” before San Francisco’s preseason game on Friday.
“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 after the game.
“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.”
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.