HA HA! Trump is pretty pleased that Colin Kaepernick can’t get a job
HEY, IF YOU OPENLY DISRESPECT THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER IN FRONT OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, YOU DESERVE SOME PUNISHMENT!
On Monday night during a rally in Kentucky, Donald Trump boasted that he was the reason that Kaepernick couldn’t get a job. But Trump’s statement goes beyond just the typical Trump-brag tomfoolery.
Trump’s refusal to just say Kaepernick’s name — "The San Francisco quarterback, I’m sure nobody ever heard of him" — is trolling at it’s finest. Of course everyone knows who Trump’s talking about; you can tell by the way they boo. And Trump himself has spoken out on Kaepernick’s protests before.
Trump then brags about reading an article (though he doesn’t say it, it was on the Turner-owned, CNN-adjacent Bleacher Report) that said NFL owners are afraid of signing Kaepernick because they don’t want Trump to tweet about them.
In the article, an anonymous NFL GM tells Mike Freeman, "some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings."
Loudest cheering at Trump rally for when Trump mentions that no NFL owners want to pick up Colin Kaepernick
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 21, 2017
|Trump takes credit and smirks with glee over Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment
The president relished the retrubition