President Donald Trump was in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday, attempting to rally some of his base for support of the Republican health care bill and other political initiatives. While speaking at an event that looked very much like a campaign stop, Trump indulged in a digression to address an athlete with whom he verbally sparred last year while running for the White House.
Trump didn’t mention Colin Kaepernick by name, but it was clear to whom he was referring when he pivoted from claiming that “our inner cities will find a rebirth of hope, safety and opportunity” to talking about “your San Francisco quarterback.”
“There was an article today, it 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, do you believe that?” Trump said to a cheering crowd.
“I just saw that,” the president said, adding, “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?”