Colin Kaepernick Donates $50,000 To Meals On Wheels In Response To Donald Trump Mocking Him
By Shawn Rice
Following a rally in which President Donald Trump took aim at the quarterback it was revealed that Kaepernick donated a sizeable amount to the organization which the President has plans to defund. The group that provides food for seniors in need thanked Kaepernick for his donation.
— Meals on Wheels (@_MealsOnWheels) March 21, 2017
This donation came a day after Trump took a swipe at Kaepernick during a Kentucky campaign-style rally by taking credit for the lack of NFL suitors for the free agent. Kaepernick found himself in a bit of controversy last year for his refusal to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of San Francisco 49ers games. This was done so as a form of protest of police treatment of minorities became a topic of national debate.
Meals on Wheels faces a sharp funding cut under Trump’s proposed budget.
Here are some positive reactions on social media to the donation.
While Trump is attempting to cut funding for Meals on Wheels, @Kaepernick7 just donated $50k to the program. Who hates America, again?
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) March 22, 2017
Imagine a country where more people tried to be like Colin Kaepernick, instead of celebrating Trumps or Hillarys. That’d Make America Great.
— Amir (@amiraminiMD) March 22, 2017
And famine relief. He’s jobless for silent protest while men who beat and rape women remain in the NFL. https://t.co/hwUpInKQKB
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) March 22, 2017
— Brandon Gates (@TheBGates) March 22, 2017
Trump took a few shots at Kaepernick at the rally:
“And you know, your San Francisco quarterback,” Trump said, via TMZ (by way of PFT). “I’m sure nobody ever heard of him. I’m just reporting the news. There was an article today — I love to report the news and then they said I made a mistake, right? I said, ‘No, the people reporting the news made a mistake if it’s wrong.’ But there was an article today, it was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Do you believe that? I just saw that. I just saw that. I said if I remember that one I’m gonna report it to the people of the Kentucky. Because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag.”
However, some on social media were not so supportive of Kaepernick’s decision. Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor, attacked Kaepernick’s donation on her website, running a post entitled, “SERIOUSLY? Colin Kaepernick Just Pulled ANOTHER Political Stunt.”
Enough already with this guy. In my opinion, the more courageous act is to talk about this guy from an air-conditioned sports studio. https://t.co/UYq2E2daYX
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) March 21, 2017
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