Donald Trump made mention of free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick during a rally in Kentucky on Monday.
The president was speaking in front of supporters in Louisville and made sure to bring up a recent report suggesting that NFL teams feared signing Kaepernick because they did not want the backlash that could even come from Trump.
This is just another example of Trump trying to bully and govern by using fear rather than reason, which is alarming.
There is no confirmation — just speculation — that teams fear backlash from even Trump if they were to sign Kaepernick, who would kneel during the national anthem last season. But it’s concerning that Trump is proud that he’s mentioned in this sense, and that he governs using the threat that he will use the prestige of his esteemed office to bash individual citizens.
Kaepernick’s people have made sure to let NFL teams know that the QB plans to stand for the anthem next season.