He continued: “The answer is definitely, with regard to kneeling, I would like to see him get another chance, but clearly he must be able to play well.” “If he can’t play well, I think it would be unfair.”
Good, I hear, if he wants to resume his career in the National Football League, it is clear that it will take a team to make this decision. “But I welcome that and support a team that makes this decision and encourage them to do so.”
The discussions come as the nation is gripped by protests and talks about police brutality and racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Bruna Taylor in Louisville and Richard Brooks in Atlanta by the police.
Kaepernick has not played in the league since the 2016 season – the same season he first sat while playing the national anthem. The midfielder said the protest had developed to kneel down after he convinced the Seattle Seahawk and Green Beret Nite Powerkipperick that he would be more respectful of the country’s army.
Trump’s comments also come on Wednesday after Minister of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson earlier this week urging the president to reconsider his stance on volatility.
Prince Vera and Gil Martin of CNN contributed to this report.