Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump weighed in on Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem, suggesting that the 49ers quarterback find himself a different country to live in.
“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,” Trump said, when asked about the controversy on The Dori Monson Show on Seattle radio station KIRO.
Trump has not weighed in further, although Kaepernick’s protest is the biggest topic of conversation around the nation.
“I don’t see it being a distraction. It’s something that can unify this team. It’s something that can unify this country,” Kaepernick said, defending his decision. “If we have these real conversations that are uncomfortable for a lot of people. If we have these conversations, there’s a better understanding of where both sides are coming from.”