Colin Kaepernick Widely Criticized for Pro-Iran Tweets

Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter to defend the Iranian regime, which earned him widespread criticism, The Daily Caller reports.

In the tweet, Kaepernick accused the United States of committing “terrorist attacks against black and brown people,” for the purpose of “expansion of American imperialism.” In a second tweet, he further claimed that “America has always sanctioned and besieged black and brown bodies both at home and abroad.”

Kaepernick’s response mirrored the equally-controversial statements of former actress Rose McGowan, who falsely claimed that Americans “are being held hostage by a terrorist regime,” in reference to the Trump Administration, and apologized to Iran for the United States supposedly “disrespect[ing] your country, your flag, [and] your people.”

Kaepernick’s tweets were criticized by many Twitter users, among them The Federalist’s Ben Domenech and The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra, who, like others, pointed out that Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who was assassinated in an American airstrike, had himself orchestrated numerous terrorist attacks that led to the deaths of many minority Americans.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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