Trump once again used his pulpit as President to criticize an American citizen, this time setting his sights on Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand during the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick responded by donating $50,000 to another Trump target: the widly-popular Meals on Wheels program.
Kaepernick’s donation comes amid a surge in Meals on Wheels donations from around the country. This uptick is a testament to how important Americans feel this program is. Donations like Kaepernick’s ensure that, even though the federal government is threatening not to do its job to protect American citizens, the general population will.
Trump saw in Kaepernick an easy target, as the football star has been in the news lately for remaining undrafted by any NFL team. Regardless of whether Trump agrees with Kaepernick’s decision to stand or not, he should at least recognize that it’s the athlete’s constitutional right to do so.
We’re lucky to have people like Kaepernick supporting a program that feeds 2.4 million Americans. Now, explain to me again how Trump is making America great.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.