"Your San Francisco quarterback - I’m sure nobody ever heard of him."
An AFC general manager told Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman last week that NFL teams are concerned about signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick because of the backlash they'll receive from fans or because there might be protests or President Donald Trump will tweet about the team.
Trump made it clear back in August that he did not approve of Kaepernick's National Anthem protests, saying, "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.”
Naturally, when Trump found out some NFL teams might be avoiding Kaepernick out of fear that the POTUS will tweet something bad about them, he had to share it with his supporters.
Speaking in Louisville, Kentucky last night, Trump said,
“And you know, your San Francisco quarterback... I’m sure nobody ever heard of him. I’m just reporting the news. There was an article today - I love to report the news and then they said I made a mistake, right? I said, ‘No, the people reporting the news made a mistake if it’s wrong.’ But 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? I just saw that. I just saw that. I said if I remember that one I’m gonna report it to the people of the Kentucky. Because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag.”
You can see the footage in the video clip below.