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Colin Kaepernick to Trump: America has never been great for people of color
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Colin Kaepernick to Trump: America has never been great for people of color
Wednesday September 28th, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick responded to Donald Trump's comments that he should find another country due to his decision to protest during the national anthem.

Kaepernick first decided to sit during the national anthem in preseason before taking a knee as he attempts to raise awareness about racial injustice in America. On Aug. 29, Trump responded by saying, “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.”

“He always says make America great again, ” Kaepernick said on Tuesday. “Well America has never been great for people of color. That's something that needs to be addressed. Let's make America great for the first time.”

Colin Kaepernick protests: 49ers QB has cemented legacy

Watch Kaepernick's comments to the media on Tuesday below:

Kaepernick has not played in the first three games of the regular season.

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