President Obama defends NFL Player Colin Kaepernick for not taken part in National Anthem

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AMERICA: President Obama defends NFL Player for not taken part of National Anthem
President Obama said Monday that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was “exercising his constitutional right” to bring attention to racial injustice by not taking part in the national anthem at the start of San Francisco 49ers football games.

Speaking at a news conference in China after the Group of 20 summit, Obama said he did not doubt Kaepernick’s sincerity to highlight social issues and noted the player was the latest in a long line of professional sports figures to do so. The president also acknowledged that Kaepernick’s silent protest was a “tough thing” for many members of the military to accept. Read more

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