Trump: Anthem-Protesting QB Should Find Country ‘That Works Better For Him’ (AUDIO)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Erie, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Donald Trump suggested that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick leave the country for another “that works better for him” after he protested criticisms of police violence against people of color, BuzzFeed News reported Monday.

During an interview on the conservative radio show “The Dori Monson Show,” Trump said that he was up to speed on the firestorm Kaepernick kicked up when he refused to stand for the national anthem as an act of protest against police brutality.

“I have followed it and I think it’s personally not a good thing,” Trump said in the interview flagged by 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 won’t happen.”

Kaepernick criticized both Trump and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, during a session with the press on Saturday, according to a transcript from USA Today.

“You have Hillary who has called black teens or black kids super predators, you have Donald Trump who’s openly racist,” Kaepernick told reporters. “We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person you’d be in prison. So, what is this country really standing for?”

Trump had made headlines this weekend for tweeting about the fatal shooting of Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s, in Chicago, using it as an opportunity to say why African Americans should vote for him. Trump’s campaign also announced an event at a black church in Detroit later this week, a noticeable effort to try and gain some traction with the black voters among whom he’s polling extremely poorly.

Listen to the clip below via BuzzFeed News:

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  1. In other words, US citizenship should depend on not saying or doing anything he finds offensive.

  2. Avatar for cmj cmj says:

    Hannity was speculating on whether or not Kapernick converted to Islam. So…yay America.

  3. Avatar for 1daven 1daven says:

    The Trump campaign feels a lot like Facebook, where many of the participants can’t resist the opportunity to attack people every chance they get. What does it add to civil discourse for Trump to comment on this? (That’s a rhetorical question. I know he has no policies, proposals, or beliefs, and he’s got to talk about something).

  4. Avatar for fuzz fuzz says:

    I completely support dude and find any sort of mandatory patriotism to be pretty gross, but “We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person you’d be in prison.”

    Is deleting emails illegal now? Or is he validating the years of GOP whispers? Any other person who has been investigated as many times as she has and came up clean ought to raise a red flag that maybe she has been persecuted unfairly. It sounds like, intentional or not, he is contributing to the sexist attacks against her by saying “all those white dudes who were mad at her and accusing her of things…they must be right, where there is smoke, there must be fire.”

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