Trump Says 'The NFL Should Have Suspended Kaepernick For One Game' The First Time He Knelt To Stop Him From Doing It Again

Trump Says 'The NFL Should Have Suspended Kaepernick For One Game' The First Time He Knelt To Stop Him From Doing It Again

"You would have never had a problem."

Published October 12th

President Trump just can't keep Colin Kaepernick and the NFL out of his mouth.

Speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity yesterday, Trump said, "frankly, the NFL should have suspended [Kaepernick] for one game and he would have never done it again," referring to the quarterback's 2016 season-long kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against racism and police brutality of unarmed Black men.

The celebrity-in-chief added that the league could have suspended Kaepernick for two games when the QB knelt for the second time and for the entire season upon a third kneel.

He continued stating that "you would never of had a problem" if the NFL acted fast.

Trump added: "You can not disrespect our country, our flag our anthem, you can not do that."

Well, people didn't hesitate to slam Trump on his assertion about Kaepernick and the NFL.

In between calling any NFL player kneeling during the anthem a "son of a b***h" and yesterday's comment, Trump also evoked Kaepernick's name, while speaking with Fox & Friends late last month.

"The NFL cannot disrespect our country," Trump said at the time. "They cannot disrespect our flag or our national anthem, and they can't have people sitting down or kneeling down during our national anthem. And I saw this a year ago with Kaepernick and I said, 'this is a terrible thing.' I thought it was terrible and then it builds up a little bit and a little bit more, and you see what's been happening and all of a sudden, you see more and more and more [protesting NFL players]."

What do you think about Trump's latest jab at Kaepernick and the NFL?

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