Controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an unsigned free agent and President Trump believes he is a large reason for it.
Speaking at a rally Monday in Kentucky, President Trump brought up the former 49ers quarterback and said teams don't want to sign him because they're afraid of Trump. He said, "There was an article today that was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. You believe that? I just saw that. I said, ‘If I remember that one, I’m gonna report it to the people of Kentucky because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag.’ Right?"
Kaepernick caused a lot of controversy last season by taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. He has stated that if picked up by a team, he will not take a knee for the anthem.