San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn’t mince words Tuesday when he was asked by CNN about the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

“To me, it was embarrassing to watch,” he told reporters in a locker room interview. “Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist.”

Republican presidential candidate Trump has spoken out against Kaepernick’s decision this NFL season to kneel during the national anthem to raise awareness about racial issues, calling his silent protest “a terrible thing.”

“Maybe he should find a country that works better for him, let him try, it won’t happen,” Trump told a conservative Seattle radio talk show last month.

When CNN’s Dan Simon asked about those comments Tuesday, Kaepernick said they are “ignorant,” and dragged Trump’s campaign slogan.

“He always says, ‘Make America great again.’ Well, America has never been great for people of color and that’s something that needs to be addressed. Let’s make America great for the first time.”

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11 thoughts on “Colin Kaepernick On Debate: ‘Seems Like They’re Trying To Debate Who’s Less Racist’

  1. My problem with people is always looking to others for the solution as well as pretending all is well in our communities.

    We have ignored the crime, the drugs and the bad behavior in our own neighborhoods to a point where no one else cares if we dont.

    How about protesting the thousands of black people killed by black people.

    While we need comprehensive police officer training reform, we are culpable for making it appear as if our lives dont matter. Its time we up our game and start taking care of ourselves, our family’s and our community.

  2. What we have here is a man of color trying to explain the values of two white people about Black people that have no experience being “Black”, He is correct in that neither one of the candidates addressed the question that was raised during the debate regarding what they will specifically do to address the violence, abuse and mistrust in the Black community. Trump said “Law and Order” meaning authorize the police to use more violence against Black people that do not immediately comply or that ask questions about their rights. Hillary says we “all need to come together” but gives no concrete ways to make that happen. So who is LESS racist…it is a hard question to answer. I feel they are both out of touch and need strong Black counsel in their cabinet; but I believe Hillary is the best shot at getting fairness for Black people.

  3. Love him for his stance and anybody who follows suit! hated when they dragged gabby D for not coving her heart during the anthem, IDIOTS THATS FOR THE PLEDGE NOT FOR THE SINGING OF THE ANTHEM. SMH

  4. I luv this young man for having knowledge of Amerykah’s UGLY HISTORY.

    Some folks don’t like TRUTH and would rather that Colin be silent.
    We are at a crossroad in this country-one that seems to revisit itself over and over again.

    Neither Hill nor Chump has a plan on how to improve the lives of people of color.
    Nor do they have any genuine love for US.—-
    Both are simply pandering to us for OUR VOTE!

    To all the pro athletes of color-RAISE YOUR FISTS/ DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET YOUR POINTS ACROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why should any of us be in luv with a country that has NEVER LOVED US BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. americanize on said:

    Well America is a racist country.No matter which one of these people get elected,the agenda of the SHADOW government will get done.

  6. ‘’SorryPeople I have to speak on this. When the National Anthem was written in 1814 itspoke of freedom, liberty and justice for all. What was this dude taking about?For another 50 years it would be legal to own, buy, sell, murder and rapeanother human being based solely on the color of his skin. So if an American man of color uses his rightand freedom as a citizen of this country to express himself peacefully andrespectfully then we are truly speaking of freedom. Sometimes we wont clean out the refrigeratoruntil it smells rotten. Let the Revolution begin.–Cliff KeLe Matias ………. In myopinion, althrough, I am a real fan of history, in fact, I would absolutely protestin Mr. Kaepernick’s Way but shortly. Because all longest protestations,traditionally called War… Versaint

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