It’s all bad according to Colin Kaepernick’s position on the presidential race. When asked if he tuned for the first debate he replied “I watched a little bit,” to say the least. He’s not here to sugar his sentiments on this presidential race where he believes both candidates have proven themselves to be inadequate.
The 49ers quarterback continued to Mercury News inciting:
“To me it’s embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates. Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist. At this point, in talking to one of my friends, you have to pick the lesser of two evils, but the end is still evil.”
Since August he’s been using his public platform to bring awareness to the turmoil within our country that continues to go unaddressed. Through his illustration of taking a knee during the Nation Anthem, a song that is not an accurate portrayal of a country so strong, brave and true like we are taught to believe, Kaepernick been igniting a fire in the hearts of his peers as well as snarling opinions of those who blast his choice to exercise his free will.
One of those snarling opinions came from Donald Trump who urged him “find a country that works better for him.” The star athlete’s rebuttal called Trump out for his contradicting yet most popular slogan.
“It’s a very ignorant statement that if you don’t agree with what’s going on here, if you want justice, liberty and freedom for all, then you should leave the country. “He always says ‘Make America Great Again.’ Well, it’s never been great for people of color. That’s something that needs to be addressed. Let’s make America great for the first time.”
Despite the disarray and lack of trust Kaepernick has in either candidate he says he still plans to vote. After all a choice still has to be made.