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Sarah Palin Calls Colin Kaepernick's $50K Donation to Meals on Wheels a 'Political Stunt'

Sarah Palin Calls Colin Kaepernick's $50K Donation to Meals on Wheels a 'Political Stunt'

Taking after Trump, the former Alaska governor added "and he wonders why he can't find a job."

Published March 22nd

No surprise that Sarah Palin is following Donald Trump's lead.

Days after the 45th president of the United States took credit for Colin Kaepernick's free-agent NFL status, the former Alaska governor chimed in with an equally inexplicable shot towards the quarterback.

Palin attacked Kaepernick's recent $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels on her website, running a post entitled, "SERIOUSLY? Colin Kaepernick Just Pulled ANOTHER Political Stunt."

Why in the world would she call a generous donation to Meals on Wheels a "political stunt?" Well, she believes that recent reports about Trump including the program in his budget cuts don't carry any merit, so she thinks that Kaepernick only donated to the organization to make some headlines.

Within the post, which seems to have been deleted from her website, writer Mary Kate Knorr commented, as reported by TMZ Sports: "His last stunt cost him the respect of most NFL officials, as teams across the country have chosen not to offer Kaepernick a contract following his kneeling-during-the-National-Anthem stunt last year."

Palin herself posted the article from her website onto her Facebook account, commenting: "And he wonders why he can’t find a job."

Wow. 

We can't help but wonder if Palin is aware of Kaepernick's laundry list of charitable donations.

In the midst of his silent protest of kneeling during the national anthem before games last season, the 29-year-old QB announced a $1 million donation in support of groups combating racism and police brutality.

He followed that up by donating all of the proceeds from his then-top-selling jersey to in-need communities

Last November, he also launched his Black Panther Party-inspired "I Know My Rights Camp" in Oakland for hundreds of young Black and Latino kids from the Bay Area.

Just last week, Kaepernick spread awareness via his Instagram account about the historic famine taking place in Somalia and joined forces with the "Turkish Airlines Help Somalia" initiative, which has delivered water, food and aid to help the six-million-plus people affected.

Any mentions of that, Mrs. Palin? Probably not.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photos from left: Kris Connor/Getty Images, Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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