Colin Kaepernick’s mother took the high road as she responded to Donald Trump’s attack on her son. But she did get some well-deserved digs in as well.
Donald Trump’s vulgar attack on Colin Kaepernick would have merited a reply in kind but his mother chose the appropriate response.
Trump referred to Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the national anthem as “son of a bitch” who should be fired. Teresa Kaepernick’s reply to Jamil Smith was precious. She tweeted, “Guess that make me a proud bitch.”
Colin Kaepernick’s mom tweet
Guess that makes me a proud bitch!
— Teresa Kaepernick (@B4IleaveU) September 23, 2017
You know, I always say to my husband … we don’t get too upset over most of this stuff anymore. He and I will look at each other and say, “We do lead an interesting life, I guess.” I mean, how else are you gonna look at it? I can’t be losing sleep over this kind of stuff. It’s disappointing that Trump is the president and talks the way he talks, though. It’s just incredibly disappointing. Rick and I had never been real political people, but prior to when all of the campaigning was going on, I mean, it didn’t take more than a minute to realize we didn’t want Donald Trump in the presidency. The guy is not all there, and I can’t tell you how shocked we were when he won, but we have been pretty vocal about it since long before Colin took a knee. So, we have some pretty strong feelings about that part of things. To see this man that you have no respect for, basically because of all that he’s done in this presidency so far, slandering my kid publicly …
We didn’t watch his rally, I don’t watch rallies. He’s not playing to me anyway. But I saw on Twitter that he’d said it and I said to my husband, “What the heck,” and I looked to see what was said and I thought, “Aw man, this is just ridiculous that he continues to attack private citizens like this and continues to not be able to see what freedom of speech is and that he just refuses to acknowledge those kind of things.” Yet at the same time, in Charlottesville, he would not call out the Nazis, not call out the white supremacists, but he’s calling out these guys who are peacefully kneeling and asking for their country to do better.
It is evident Teresa Kaepernick has got it right. There is something wrong with a president who would get into this type of skirmish.