Colin Kapernick’s mothet destroyed Donald Trump on Twitter, in a fiery response to his recent comments regarding NFL players who choose not to stand during the national anthem before sporting events.
While attending a campaign rally on Friday in Huntsville, Alabama, Trump slammed all the NFL athletes who chose to take a knee during the singing of the national anthem before the start of each game, describing the players that do so as “son of a b***hes.” The president suggested, during his address to crowd, that the player’s protest should result in an immediate firing on the players on behalf of the owners and recommended that spectators should leave those games.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now,'” Trump stated.
Trump wishes NFL owners would tell anthem protesters "get that son of a bitch off the field right now" pic.twitter.com/gq4EH3lNoY
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 23, 2017
Trump comments were hinting to the protest of the former NFL quarterback Colin Kapernick, who is notable for taking a knee during the singing of the national anthem last year to highlight the mistreatment of black people by law enforcement.
Kapernick’s mother, Teresa Kapernick, responded perfectly to the president’s inappropriate remarks on Friday via Twitter. “Guess that makes me a proud b****!” she wrote.
Guess that makes me a proud bitch!
— Teresa Kaepernick (@B4IleaveU) September 23, 2017
The president previously attack the free agent quarterback early this year, blaming his free agency on his high-profile protests, and lack of respect for the flag. Kapernick’s mother spoke with reporters on Saturday, where she further elaborated on her feelings surrounding Trump and his comments, noting how his statements feed into the racist tone echoed by his supporters.
“It’s always at his rallies, and he’s always pandering and playing to the crowd,” she stated. “There are a lot of racist people in that crowd, a lot of people that are just looking for something to get hyped about, and this is the kind of thing he does.”
“It’s like a bully on a playground, I guess.”
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