Trump stated today that he would ‘love to see’ former quarterback Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL, but argued he should be back only ‘if he’s good enough.’
These past two seasons, Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL after his controversial decision to kneel for the national anthem as a protest trying to raise awareness about police brutality.
At that time, Trump was really unhappy with all the players that knelt during performances of the Star Spangled Banner.
Today President Trump was asked about Colin Kaepernick.
“Only if he’s good enough,” the president answered. “Why would he play? If he’s good enough, and I think if he was good enough, I know the owners and I know Bob Kraft and so many of the owners.”
He continued, “If he’s good enough, they would sign him. So if he’s good enough, I know these people, they would sign him in a heart beat. They will do anything they can to win games. So I would like to see it — frankly, I would love to see Kaepernick come in if he’s good enough. But I don’t want to see him come in because somebody thinks it’s a good PR move.“
Kaepernick came back in the spotlight again when he posted a tweet this week saying:“5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” This is a likely reference to his workout schedule to maintain his fitness, despite not having played in the NFL since Week 17 of the 2016 season.
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