The president of the United States commended an NFL player’s use of his constitutional right Monday. Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers continues to take a knee during the national anthem during games. Yesterday, Barack Obama praised the athlete for “exercising his constitutional right,” Atlanta Black Star reported.
Today, bigoted trolls have emerged to spew their opinions.
Smug Lollington blamed Obama and Kaepernick’s abandoning “n—– fathers” for the president’s support.
Radix Journal referred to the quarterback as an “anti-American mulatto.”
As Joe Fabeetz used the same derogatory language to echo the same sentiment.
Sam Jones also called the “punk quarterback” a mulatto and assumed his adoptive parents – who are white – “must be disgusted.”
L D Woodroof wrote off Obama as someone who “hates America, the police and white people” so his support of Kaepernick was unsurprising.
@chrisamillions continued the cop-hating accusation and hinted at Obama’s eldest daughter Malia allegedly being caught smoking when he called him a “bad parent.”
Twitter users were not the only people criticizing Obama’s support of the NFLer.
Republican Representative Peter King slammed the president’s move as “shameful.”
“President Obama’s defense of Colin Kaepernick is shameful and intentionally misleading,” he said in a statement to NewsMax.
“President Obama is giving moral cover and approval to hideous slander, and propagating the big lie against our nation’s police emanating from the likes of Black Lives Matter,” he continued. “The facts are that police shootings against whites are the same as against African-Americans, and in almost all cases justified.”
“No one does more to save and protect all lives – Black and white – than the police. It is the police who are being targeted and assassinated.”
Kaepernick began the protest in late August.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL.com of his stance.
Though Obama acknowledged the military may have reservations about backing Kaepernick, the president backed the pro footballer’s actions.
“I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about,” he said.