Yahoo News: “Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick did not look like himself in a fundraising email that was sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday. The message included a picture of Kaepernick that appeared noticeably altered to make his skin darker, an attack ad tactic that has been used before and is considered by many as racist.”
President Obama said San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is “exercising his constitutional right” to sit out the U.S. national anthem, but the president acknowledged that the silent protest is a “tough thing” for military service members to accept, the Washington Post reports.
He added: “I don’t doubt his sincerity. I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about. If nothing else, he’s generated more conversation about issues that have to be talked about.”
Donald Trump was not happy about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during a performance of the national anthem, BuzzFeed reports.
Said Trump: “I have followed it and I think it’s personally not a good thing. I think it’s a terrible thing, and you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him, let him try, it’s not gonna happen.”