Colin Kaepernick offered his take on the fist presidential debate by slamming both candidates, claiming they were both “trying to debate who’s less racist.”
The San Francisco quarterback, who has been protesting racial injustice in America by kneeling during the national anthem, said he watched “a little bit” of the debate Monday, USA Today reports.
Kaepernick was not impressed with either candidate.
“It was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates,” Kaepernick said. “Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist. And at this point … you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it’s still evil.”
Kaepernick also responded to Trump’s comment that “he should find a country that works better for him,” calling it an ignorant statement for the Republican nominee to say.
“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 said.
The quarterback also went after Trump’s campaign slogan.
“He always says ‘Make America Great Again.’ Well, it’s never been great for people of color,” Kaepernick stated. “That’s something that needs to be addressed. Let’s make America great for the first time.”