Trump takes credit for Colin Kaepernick not getting signed by NFL team
On Monday during a rally in Kentucky designed to pull together supporters for the Republican health care plan, President Donald Trump seemed to try to take credit for Colin Kaepernick’s career seemingly coming to an end.
Specifically, Trump pointed out a recent report that no NFL team would sign the free agent because they feared a backlash on Twitter by the president.
“There was an article today, it was reported, that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump,” Trump said. “I said, ‘If I remember that one I’m gonna report it to the people of Kentucky — because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag.”
Pres. Donald Trump credits his Twitter wrath for Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment. See PO-145MO pic.twitter.com/I04Mj6vk51
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Trump had earlier tweeted his disdain for Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem in protest of the current climate facing minorities in the United States, a decision that sparked a national debate and several other similar protests.
At the time, Trump said of Kaepernick, “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.”