- Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem has sparked a dialogue on race
- Kaepernick calls the presidential debate “embarrassing to watch”
“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 Donald Trump has said Kaepernick’s silent demonstration is “a terrible thing.”
When CNN’s Dan Simon asked about those comments Tuesday, Kaepernick said they are “ignorant,” and called out 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.”