On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” Fox host Greg Gutfeld said San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s “selfish” refusal to stand for the national anthem and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “infantile” tweet about the shooting of Dwyane Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge in Chicago were both things “do nothing to unify this country.”
Gutfeld said of Kaepernick, “If America oppresses, why do so many people risk their lives coming here to be oppressed? We do know this. Our flag represents a country where you don’t have to stand up. That is the opposite of oppression, you dope. People died so you have that right to sit and mope. And in return, we can choose to mock or ignore the pampered athlete who seeks such attention.”
He continued, “Meanwhile, Donald Trump keeps tweeting. this one after another shooting death in Chicago, he tweets, ‘Dwyane Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP.’ So, after a mom’s shot dead your first instinct is to shout, I told you so. Is it our fault to expect more from a candidate, please? Bottom line, both acts of expression do nothing to unify this country. Instead, they overshadow one fact, that it took a star athlete’s relative to die in Chicago for that violence to once again matter. Trump’s tweets are infantile, and the cute QB was selfish, but they didn’t kill anyone, nor will their actions save anyone either.”
Later in the segment, when fellow host Jesse Watters pointed to Trump’s follow-up tweet, Gutfeld responded that Trump “probably didn’t write” that one.
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