Colin Kaepernick has become the new face of the left’s blatant anti-Americanism.
Despite Kaepernick’s stated goal of dismantling the American system, President Trump invited him to a White House summit on race relations.
Kaepernick has yet to respond, and one outspoken sports commentator makes a strong prediction on what the anthem protester will decide.
“Outkick the Coverage” creator Clay Travis has been one of the few truth-tellers with regard to Colin Kaepernick since leftists anointed him a civil rights hero.
Travis astutely pointed out that Kaepernick’s call to action for an investigation into police shootings of black suspects was moot; former Attorney Generals Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch under Barack Obama had already begun probing the matter.
Now Travis claims Kaepernick will come up with an excuse to skip the White House meeting with Trump because it would, in part, expose his lack of a coherent political message.
Sunday on Washington D.C. Fox affiliate WTTG’s “The Final 5,” “Outkick the Coverage” founder Clay Travis predicted free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick would make an excuse and blame President Donald Trump for using him so he can “dodge” the upcoming summit on issues of race.
“I don’t think he’ll go because I think he’ll make an excuse about how he feels like he’s being used by the president and there’s no actual reason for him to go,” Travis told host Britt McHenry. “I think the bigger issue, substantively, for Colin Kaepernick is even though for the last two years he’s been such an important part of the discussions in this country, he hasn’t actually said anything or done anything of a substantive or cogent fashion when it comes to analyzing his political beliefs.”
“[I]n general, there’s just not a lot to him, and I think he gets exposed if he sits down and has to explain his political beliefs because I don’t think there’s had a lot of substance there,” he continued.
Travis is of course correct. Kaepernick has remained mostly quiet since he began his protests, but his sporadic interviews and social media posts have been shallow at best.
Kaepernick has said America’s capitalist system needs to be “dismantled,” compared police officers to runaway slave patrols, wore socks depicting cops as pigs, then praised Fidel Castro in advance of a football game in Miami.
Miami reporters whose parents were Cuban refugees grilled Kaepernick on his newfound socialist bent, and Kaepernick fumbled through the press conference with claims of Cuba’s literacy rate under Castro.
Kaepernick also turned heads when he said he wasn’t voting, neither in local elections nor the presidential election.
Kaepernick appears to be stuck on the first page of the Communist Manifesto, which wouldn’t make him an apt spokesman for any policy summit.
As Travis suggests, Kaepernick doesn’t have much substance behind him. He’d prefer to say little and collect awards for his “bravery.”