President Trump decided to wade into the Kaepernick controversy the week. While giving a speech at his ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Kentucky, Donald spoke out against the NFL Free Agent. According to ESPN:
“Trump said he was reading an article about NFL owners’ fears about signing Kaepernick and said, “They don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Do you believe that?”
Trump added that he wanted to share this with “the people of Kentucky because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag.”
While talking about the QB, the President also claimed that “nobody ever heard of him”, even though he’s talked about him many times.
Now, it’s possible that the animosity may spring from the fact that Kaepernick once called Trump a racist; or, maybe the QB just isn’t nationalist enough for Donald – either way, Trump’s comments seemed to get the reaction he wanted from his fans.
In fairness, Trump was apparently referencing something an AFC general manager told Mike Freeman from Bleacher Report, but I still can’t figure out why the President thought it was prudent to mention any of this. This seems like a strange use of the bull pulpit, but I’m guessing it’ll only get weirder over the next four years… Man – I can’t believe that guy’s only been in office for 59 days. If you don’t believe me, you can see for yourself at:
Here’s what Twitter had to say about this whole thing:
In case you were wondering, here’s a clock that counts down the seconds until Trump’s first term is over.
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