Trump to Kaepernick: Find a New Country

Candidate criticizes QB's refusal to stand for national anthem
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2016 12:02 AM CDT
Updated Aug 30, 2016 12:21 AM CDT
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes during warmups before a preseason game against the Denver Broncos Saturday.   (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

(Newser) – If Colin Kaepernick doesn't want to stand for his national anthem, Donald Trump thinks he should find a new nation, period. Asked about the NFL quarterback's protest on a radio show Monday, Trump said he'd been following the story. "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,” Trump said on the Dori Monson Show, per BuzzFeed. Kaepernick vows to continue his protest until he sees change on issues such as police brutality, and he nearly had company. Eagles linebacker Myke Tavarres said Monday that he'd join the protest, but then was talked out of it by his agent, reports CBS Sports. (Fans are burning Kaepernick's jerseys.)

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