San Fransisco 49er Colin Kaepernick doesn’t feel confident in Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump’s presidential platforms. After seeing “a little bit” of Monday’s debate between the Democratic and Republican nominee, the footballer called the pair “embarrassing.”
USA Today Sports spoke to Kaepernick about his thoughts on the presidential hopefuls.
And the quarterback’s responses were untrusting.
“It was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates,” Kaepernick said to reporters Tuesday. “Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist.”
“At this point … you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it’s still evil.”
Kaepernick began protesting during the national anthem a month ago. The move was made to highlight oppression of Black Americans.
“It’s a very ignorant statement that if you don’t agree with what’s going on here, if you want justice, liberty and freedom for all, then you should leave the country,” Kaepernick continued. “[Trump] always says ‘Make America Great Again.’ Well, it’s never been great for people of color.
“That’s something that needs to be addressed. Let’s make America great for the first time.”
The backup QB’s remarks on the debate follow his earlier comments on Trump and Clinton. Two days after his first act of protest on Aug. 26, Kaepernick spoke to Mercury News about the demonstration.
When asked if the fact that 2016 is an election year influenced the action, Kaepernick said, “it wasn’t something that was planned.”
But he did explain the candidates display the racially political issues America is facing.
“I think the two presidential candidates that we currently have also represent the issues that we have in this country right now,” Kaepernick said. “You have Hillary [Clinton], who has called Black teens or Black kids super predators. You have Donald Trump, who is openly racist.
“I mean, we have a presidential candidate who’s deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate,” he continued, touching on Clinton’s email scandal. “That doesn’t make sense to me, because if that was any other person, you’d be in prison.”