*San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn’t mince words Tuesday when he was asked by CNN about the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
“To me, it was embarrassing to watch,” he told reporters in a locker room interview. “Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist.”
Republican presidential candidate Trump has spoken out against Kaepernick’s decision this NFL season to kneel during the national anthem to raise awareness about racial issues, calling his silent protest “a terrible thing.”
“Maybe he should find a country that works better for him, let him try, it won’t happen,” Trump told a conservative Seattle radio talk show last month.
When CNN’s Dan Simon asked about those comments Tuesday, Kaepernick said they are “ignorant,” and dragged Trump’s campaign slogan.
“He always says, ‘Make America great again.’ Well, America has never been great for people of color and that’s something that needs to be addressed. Let’s make America great for the first time.”