Trump on Colin Kaepernick: He should find another country

Trump on Colin Kaepernick: He should find another country

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On the eve of Donald Trump's Tuesday campaign rally at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, the Republican presidential candidate spoke with KIRO Radio's Dori Monson on a variety of topics, including why Boeing might leave Washington and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest. 

Dori: Are you following 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the anthem. He had bad things to say about both you and Hillary.
Trump: I have followed it and I think it's personally not a good thing, I think it's a terrible thing. And maybe he should find a country that works better for him, let him try. It won't happen.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.

Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media.