Colin Kaepernick ignited a powder keg when he started the disgraceful anti-American anthem protests in the NFL.
The quarterback-turned-activist has since used his public platform to push a radical-left agenda that calls for the American system to be “dismantled.”
But now the revolutionary quarterback received an olive branch from someone nobody saw coming.
Kaepernick finds himself mired in a longshot lawsuit against the NFL for collusion, a claim that hinges on multiple teams making a plan to bar the quarterback from employment.
Even though Kaepernick gives the illusion of wanting to return to the league, he’s been boxed into the position of being a martyr for the far left.
That status has put him in an uncomfortable position because Donald Trump extended him an invitation to the White House for a summit on race relations.
President Donald Trump has invited Colin Kaepernick and Kanye West to meet with him to discuss race, an outside White House adviser says.
Darrell Scott, a pastor from Cleveland, told PEOPLE on Thursday after the ceremony for the National Day of Prayer.
“He is 100 percent for it,” said Scott. “He was very enthusiastic about it.”
Scott said the event will not just be a “black-only event,” and said that the discussion will include a “melting pot” of athletes and musical artists.
“I want people from the left to attend. I want it to get heated but I want it to be respectful,” said Scott. “I want them to see and know the Donald Trump I know and they will say, ‘This guy isn’t who I’ve been lead to believe he is.’”
West professed his admiration for Trump on Twitter in April, which caused a great deal of backlash for the rapper. He called the president his “brother” and said the two both had “dragon energy.”
“You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought,” West tweeted.
Scott said the summits will be held at the White House during the summer, with a gathering of musicians for one meeting and an event with athletes for another. Other athletes who are being invited include Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Herschel Walker, and Jim Brown.
“These are guys on the president’s side,” said Scott.
The news comes right after the White House’s announcement of the newly elected board members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. Some of the board members include Dr. Oz, New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick, former New York Yankee Mariano Rivera and volleyball gold-medalist Misty May-Treanor.
This puts Kaepernick in a bind. If he doesn’t go, his sincerity on actually trying to solve problems will come into question.
If he does go, he could be seen as betraying the hard-left’s militant anti-American agenda.
Whatever happens, Kaepernick and his supporters can no longer say their voices aren’t being heard. An invitation to the White House is about as serious as it gets.