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During rally, Trump refers to Colin Kaepernick as a ‘son of a b***h’—here’s how his mom responded

This isn’t the first time Trump has attacked Kaepernick.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Sep 23, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 4:31 pm CDT

While at a campaign rally on Friday night, President Donald Trump set his sights on former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who protested the U.S. national anthem all of last season and now doesn’t have a job.

While campaigning for Luther Strange, who’s running for senator in Alabama, Trump took a veiled shot at Kaepernick.

The Twitter reaction was immediate.

This isn’t the first time Trump has blasted Kaepernick.

After Kaepernick first began kneeling during the national anthem in August 2016, saying he wasn’t “going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Trump responded this way.

“I think it’s a terrible thing, and you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him,” Trump said. “Let him try, it’s not gonna happen.”

Last March, Trump celebrated the fact Kaepernick didn’t have a job.

Here’s how Kaepernick’s mom responded on Friday night, though. She showed her pride for her son—who is nearly at the end of a process in which he’s donating $1 million to various charities—and maybe made you laugh with this tweet.

Update 8:19am CT: On Saturday morning, the NFL released a statement calling Trump’s words divisive and defending the league’s players.

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*First Published: Sep 23, 2017, 7:47 am CDT