President Trump, who famously said to fire a “son of a bitch” who knelt for the national anthem, now says he’d support Colin Kaepernick getting another shot in the NFL. Talking to ABC7’s Scott Thuman, Trump said “absolutely I would” when asked about supporting a second chance for the former quarterback. “If he deserves it, he should,” adding that Kaepernick faded after starting off his career on fire.
Kaepernick was 1-10 as a starter in 2016 with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions; his QBR was 49.5. It was his last season in the NFL.
Trump continued: “So, his playing wasn’t up to snuff. The answer is absolutely I would, as far as kneeling, I would love to see him get another shot. But obviously, he has to be able to play well. If he can’t play well, I think it would be very unfair.”
— Scott Thuman (@ScottThuman) June 17, 2020