Donald Trump isn’t afraid to speak his mind or flex his Twitter fingers. Monday night in Louisville, KY. Trump took the stage to supposedly rally the crowd to support the proposed Republican healthcare plan, but things took a turn when he began discussing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
After reclaiming his starting spot last season and forcing a needed conversation about race, policing, and discrimination with his National Anthem protests, Kaepernick–a free agent–is currently looking for a team. Some NFL owners are reportedly hesitant to sign the QB because he’s become somewhat of a divisive symbol among those who feel his protests were unpatriotic, and apparently Trump is among them.
During his rally, 45 took credit for Kaepernick’s difficulty finding a team.
Your President. A smug bully drunk on power. Some days I get more sad than mad about it. This is one of those days. pic.twitter.com/7ocqRPWjZN
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 21, 2017
This isn’t the first time Trump slammed the football star. Back in August 2016, Trump said he didn’t think Kaepernick’s protests were “not a good thing.”
“I have followed it and I think it’s personally not a good thing, I think it’s a terrible thing,” Trump said last year. “And maybe he should find a country that works better for him, let him try. It won’t happen.”
While Kaepernick continues to work out and meet with teams, he has found an advocate in Spike Lee. The director recently slammed team owners for not picking up the NFL star.
“How Is It That There Are 32 NFL Teams And Kap Is Still A Free Agent?” Lee wrote on Instagram. “The New York J-E-T-S Need A Quarterback. Who Is The J-E-T-S Quarterback? Is My Man Joe Willie Namath Coming Back? Crazy Times We Live In. The Question Remains What Owner And GM Is Going To Step Up And Sign Colin So Their Team Has A Better Chance To WIN?”
I’m with Spike; I want answers.