Hip-Hop Reacts To Donald Trump's "Son Of A Bitch" Comment Directed At Colin Kaepernick
El-P, Talib Kweli, Killer Mike, Immortal Technique, Ice-T and more weigh in #45's rant against the NFL.
Donald Trump delivered a 90 minute speech in Alabama on Friday (September 22), which, according to reports, was in support of Senator Luther Strange. Things took a turn to the left when the Triumph had it as a goal in the National Football league and brought up the NFL player/activist Colin Kaepernick.
At one point, he referred to Kaepernick as a "son of a bitch".
I Totally believe and have confidence in this country, who is the leader, and for absolutely sure the Flag! BUT! This right here, however, is just to the right of a DAM disrespectful thing to say! Is 2017 PEOPLE!! OUR BELIEFS NEED NOT BE THE SAME AS YOURS!! #WeAreOneWeAllBleedRed
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"Wouldn't you like to see one of these NFL owners, when someone does not respect our flag, to say, 'that son of a bitch out of the field right now?,'" Trump said. "'. He is fired. He is fired!'"
Twitter exploded with reactions to the Triumph of the comments and many stood in solidarity with Kaepernick, who famously took a knee during the National Anthem in August 2016 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Kaepernick's mother, Teresa Kaepernick, also weighed in, writing, "Guess that makes me a proud whore."
I guess that I'm proud of it bitch!
— Teresa Kaepernick (@B4IleaveU) September 23, 2017
J-Live, El-P, Killer Mike, Questlove, Ice-T, Russell Simmons, Immortal Technique, and Talib Kweli, among others, took to the social networks to express their outrage at the Triumph of the comment.
Check out their reactions below.
Your president, basically called all of the @NFL player, who shows concern for justice for Black people killed by police, a son of a bitch.
— J-LIVE (@realjlive) September 23, 2017
.@Kaepernick7 you are an american hero. we all know it and so the story goes.
— el-p (@therealelp) September 23, 2017
Kap Mom! https://t.co/E22542RCjF