Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump believes San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should find another country that suits his personal beliefs, he told The Dori Monson Show.
“I have followed it and I think it’s personally not a good thing,” Trump said. “I think it’s a terrible thing, and you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him, let him try, it’s not gonna happen.”
Kaepernick chose not to stand for the anthem before San Francisco’s preseason game on Friday in protest of racial oppression. He said that he will continue to sit during the “Star Spangled Banner” at future games.
The NFL issued a statement that says players are “encouraged but not required to stand” during the anthem.
Trump, whose campaign slogan is 'Make America Great Again', was called 'openly racist' by Kaepernick.