Trump Targets Kaepernick, Proving Why Athletes Can’t Just Stick To Sports

    Hurricanes were destroying Houston, Florida and large parts of the Caribbean. But caring people around the world answered the desperate calls for help, sending money, food and supplies to the people and towns in need. President Trump, when not insulting and agitating North Korea, was praised for his response to the hurricanes, watching his approval ratings inch up with every hurricane related tweet. But most of us already knew that “kindness” wouldn’t last for very long and that his venom would return quickly. Tonight, during a rally in Alabama, it did just that.

    But he didn’t just target politicians or countries; no, he attacked a private citizen by the name of Colin Kaepernick and all of the other US citizens in the NFL who support his cause.

    Shaun King on Twitter

    The very moment Trump calls Black NFL players “son of a bitch” and yells that they should be fired. Absolutely disgusting. https://t.co/i8nXlZVcLp

    So instead of worrying about more important, life threatening issues, Trump did what he always does to appease his base, and that’s go on the attack. Today’s targets were NFL players who protest in silence over social injustice, the very thing which many who support Trump seem to be proponents of. As is his norm, he went off on those undeserving of Presidential scorn, whipping his crowd into a frenzy as they cheered his ignorance and vocalized much of their own.

    Shaun King on Twitter

    Read the transcript from Trump’s racist rant on Black players in the NFL. It’s WAY worse than I thought.

    But you know Twitter wasn’t having it, so they fired up the engines and went to work. Here are some of the best responses to his vile, NFL targeted foolishness:

    mike freeman on Twitter

    Why are you even bringing up Kaepernick’s name at a political rally in Alabama? Never mind. I know the answer.

    Don Van Natta Jr. on Twitter

    Bob Kraft, Jerry Jones, Stan Kroenke, Daniel Snyder, Shahid Khan, Woody Johnson & Bob McNair each gave $1M to Trump. https://t.co/QXSsiYu3X7

    Kent Faulcon on Twitter

    DJT wants NFL owners firing protesting playrs & fans to walk out if they protest- let all NFL blk playrs walk out & see what owners/fans do https://t.co/gbaj6UUodl

    Zach Brown on Twitter

    Trump stay in ur place… football have nothing to do wit u smh

    Michael Skolnik on Twitter

    @realDonaldTrump has attacked Colin Kaepernick with more conviction than he has NAZIS.

    Dave Zirin on Twitter

    Trump never played. He’s a toxic armchair violent fantasist who’s lived these fantasies of physical supremacy out through sexual assault. https://t.co/Ozhh3d2IRF

    Full Dissident on Twitter

    First, owners have denied employment to qualified players. Now, the president is advocating the same. What will you do, brotherhood? @NFLPA

    Shaun King on Twitter

    At the root of Trump’s hatred for Obama is the same thing as his hatred for Kaepernick. He despises Black men w/ power he doesn’t give them

    So NFL owners who supported Trump, now that your candidate has attacked the very people who generate revenue for you, what say you? And Commissioner Goodell, any comment?

    While they’re probably floundering and fidgeting at home, we’ll buy a whole box of tea for our friend, Jemele Hill.