• May 27, 2024

White House Defends Kaepernick’s Decision to Sit During Anthem, But Feels It Was An ‘Objectionable’ Move

 

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While weighing in on the Colin Kaepernick situation, the Obama administration is defending the quarterback’s right to sit during the National Anthem, but feels it was a ‘questionable’ move.

From Independent Journal Review:

Asked Monday during the White House press briefing if President Obama had an opinion about the decision of football player Colin Kaepernick to not stand during “The Star Spangled Banner,” spokesman Josh Earnest would only acknowledge the President had been paying attention to news reports:

“Given the president’s interest in the sports world, I’m confident that he is aware of this issue, but I have not spoken to him about it”.

“I think in general, what I can say is, I certainly don’t share the views that Mr. Kaepernick expressed after the game in explaining his reasoning for his actions.” 

Earnest continued…

“But we surely all acknowledge and even defend his right to express those views in the settings that he chooses. Even as objectionable as we find his perspective, he certainly is entitled to express them.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Kaepernick should move to another country.

 

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