There are a lot of things that a lot of credentialed White House reporters should be asking the President of the United States with all that has happened over the past few weeks, but one of them found enough reason to ask him about a free agent quarterback.
President Donald Trump was asked about Colin Kaepernick on Friday and if the quarterback deserves another shot in the NFL.
He said he’d “love” to see him in the NFL “if he’s good enough” to compete in the league.
“I think if he was good enough — I know the owners. I know [New England Patriots owner] Bob Kraft. I know so many of the owners — if he’s good enough they’d sign him … they will do anything they can to win games,” Trump said as he left the White House for fundraisers in the Hamptons.
“Frankly I’d love to see Kaepernick come in if he’s good enough,” Trump added. “But I don’t want to see him come in because somebody thinks it’s a good PR move.”
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback set off a wave of controversy in 2016 when he began to sit and kneel during the playing of the National Anthem to protest racial injustice. He has remained unsigned for nearly three years because of his actions.
Donald Trump himself even chastised the kneeling of players who protest during the Anthem, suggesting they should get fired and don’t belong in this country.