ESPN talking head suggests Trump to blame for Kaepernick dissing national anthem

ESPN crank tries to blame Trump for Kaepernick dissing national anthemThere are times when it seems the entire country is turning stupid.  A video posted to YouTube on Sunday by the Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft shows an ESPN talking head suggesting that GOP nominee Donald Trump is to blame for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to disrespect the national anthem by sitting down.

After reading Kaepernick’s statement, an ESPN host asked his unidentified guest who he thinks the football player is referring to.

The guest responds by talking about statements Trump made last year about a temporary moratorium on Muslim immigration.

He also cited Black Lives Matter in Ferguson.

“This really began, if you trace back his social awareness, to Donald Trump – way back at the end of last year – taking a look at Muslim immigration, maybe banning it or taking a hard look at limiting that. And that’s where you started to see Colin Kaepernick’s social activity begin.”

Here’s the video — it’s rather hard to hear, so you’ll have to turn your volume up considerably to hear it.  If we can find a better video, we’ll post that instead.

But, the Independent Journal Review reported, Kaepernick’s social media commentary predated Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration by “nearly two full months.”

“What does ANY of that have to do with Kaepernick’s decision to disrespect the American flag?” Hoft asked.

Good question.

It’s a shame that we can’t even tune into the premier sports cable network without getting bombarded by liberal know-nothings pushing their propaganda.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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