White House says 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ‘entitled’ to sit during national anthem

by Dave Boyer - The Washington Times  |  published on August 30, 2016


President Obama’s spokesman said Monday that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem during a game was “objectionable,” but he had the right to express himself.

“I certainly don’t share the views that Mr. Kaepernick expressed after the game,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “But we surely all acknowledge and even defend his right to express those views.”

Mr. Earnest said he’s confident that President Obama was aware of the athlete’s behavior, but he hadn’t spoken with him about it.

  • Mary Eleanor Urso

    Too bad the American citizens weren’t “entitled” to a better president than we’ve had over the last 7 year and 7 1/2 months.

  • Katie Jones

    Then their fans need to stay home when they play no matter who it is. Let’s show the NFL they are not a political organization!!!! Being Muslim does not give him that right and if he wants to leave this country we can deposit him over in the Middle East and see how he like it.

  • Glenn HENDRIKSEN

    ….. let me GUESS ! the ‘great’ FRAUD barry soetoro made this ASININE statement !!! correct me if i am wrong but not !f&^%U@#c@!Ki&^n! LIKELY !!!!

    • Glenn HENDRIKSEN

      …. a (half) SPADE ! is a SPADE !! IS A SPADE !!! no matter which crayons are selected for that coloring book …….

  • Dolores Adams

    Of course, obummer would say he was entitled to sit. What do you expect of a damn muslim?

  • Tyronne Shoelaces

    It figures Obozo would be okay with this because he hates America and Americans. Can’t wait for this monkey to get out of the WH. We’ll have to tent it and exterminate what ever vermin they left behind

  • Walter Flatt

    OF COURSE THEY WOULD SAY THAT, THEY ARE TRYING TO DIVIDE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PROVIDING ANOTHER REASON TO TRY OF A MUSLIM TAKEOVER. WHAT DO YOU BET HE IS NOT A MUSLIM.

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT BUT NOT A ZOMBI, A CHRISTIAN. A LAW WAS PASSED IN 1952 BARRING ALL MUSLIMS NONE IS HERE LEGALLY.

    IS HILLIARY ON DOPE? GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, NO AMERICAN, REGARDLESS IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, INDEPENDENT, CHRISTIAN, COP, VETERN, SOLDIER, HOW COULD YPU POSSIBLE THINK SHE WOULD BE BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    HAS HILLARY AND OBAMA, KERRY, SOSOS, AND THE BIASED MEDIA, SET THE USA UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION? IF NOT, I HAVE A LOT OF WHYS BELOW.

    COAT YOUR BULLETS WITH PIG GREASE OR BLOOD AND LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT ANY MUSLIM KILLED WILL BE BURIED WITH PIG PARTS.

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CAROLYN WALKER IN AS JUDGE IN THE 7TH MUNICIPAL DISTRICT IN BROOKLING USING THE QURAN. SHE SHOULD BE RECALLED IMMEDIATELLY.

    WHY ARE THEIR 5 MUSLIM CAMPS ONE AT FAIRFAX, FALLS CH, RED HOUSE, MEHERRIN, BETHANY VA. ARE THEY TO INVADE WASH.DC? YOU SHOULD FIND OUT.

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER FORCED TO FEED AND CLOTH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO KILL US.

    IF YOU WANT A LIST OF THE TOWNS THEY ARE CLOSE TO, CONTACT ME.

    SINCE OUR TROOPS ARE NOT ARMED, YOU CAN TAKE 100 WELL ARMED PEOPLE THAT WANT TO KILL US & TAKE ANY MILITARY BASE IN THIS COUNTRY.

    BETTER WAKE UP & ALLOW OUR TROOPS TO CARRY LOADED GUNS. TODAY OUR CAMPS ARE A FREE KILLING ZONE.

    WHY DO YOU THINK THE MUSLIM MAJOR KILLED SO MANY IN TEXAS & HE IS STILL LIVING???.WHY?

    I CALLED AND VERIFIED THE MUSLIM CAMP CLOSE TO FT. CAMPBELL & A LADY VERIFIED THE FEMA CAMP WITH ARMED GUARDS IN EAST KY. AND THE ONE IN SHAWNEE NATIONAL FORREST IN SOUTHERN ILL. FOR GODS SAKE AND OUR COUNTRY WAKE UP.

    WHY GIVE 5 TERRIOSTS FOR ONE TRAITOR. FOLKS IT GOES ON & ON, WAKE UP AMERICA.

    WHY GIVE 150 BILLION AND ANOTHER 400 MILLION TO IRAN TO FUND A HYDROGEN BOMB, AND TERRIOST?

    WHY STOP THE SHIPMENT OF PLANES & TANKS TO EGYPT WHEN THEIR ARMY KICKED THE RADICALS OUT. I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF WHYS, AND THERE ARE MORE, SUCH AS,

    WHY IS OBAMA & HILLARY TRYING TO BRING IN 160 THOUSAND MUSLIMS?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS

    WHY DID THEY TRY & BUY UP ALL AMM0

    WHY HAS OUR GOVERNMENT BUILT A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE. IS IT TO HOUSE MUSLIMS FOR THE TAX PAYER TO FEED?

    WHY HAS THIS GOVERNMENT ALLOWED 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE USA & ONE 9 MILES OVER IN MEXICO, FIVE ARE IN NORTH VIRGINIA. COULD IT BE TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES. COULD THIS BE THE REASON THEY WANT OPEN BORDERS. IS SHE ON DOPE? HOW CAN ANY CHRISTIAN, VET OR COP VOTE FOR ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

    VOTE DONALD TRUMP TO STOP THIS INSANE DESTROYING OF AMERICA.

  • Bob

    He has the right to sit in protest of the flag and anthem because millions have fought and died for his right to do just that. he would not be allowed that right in many other nations, but it is his right here. And, as one who has fought, sweated and bled to protect that right, I also have the right to call him a over privileged, over paid, under talented, loosing his skills, wash up nobody. Where were his principles when he was making the playoffs, only to loose to more talented QB’s? He sits there making a “statement” while making millions, and I earned 3 Combat Action Ribbons and 2 Purple Hearts, never making more than $60k per year. I guess I was really the fool. Hope he enjoys sitting on the bench…looks like that’s where he will be spending what season he has doing.

    • ann ketzlick

      No Bob, you were NOT the fool. There are some of us who are grateful to our service men and women. What you were AND are is honorable, giving, and a contributor to our Country. Our Country can survive without football, but not without those who serve and defend it.

  • robert sanders

    Obama and Colin should be hanged togeather while we play the National ANTHEM.

  • Howard A. Forschler

    To bad they don’t have A draft board any more we could some cannon fodder.

  • mudguy1

    When will Obummer speak out on ALL the Black on Black crime?

    • Guest

      I keep asking that question. Have yet to get an answer. A Black kills a Black or even several Blacks including children. Hardly a blip in the news. No protest, no riots, no BLM comments. Go figure.

  • Tiger

    Anybody surprised remember this in 2008?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwog6E08CFU

    • ann ketzlick

      And who is the other idiot who butchered our National Anthem while “singing” it? They both should have been thrown out.

      • Tiger

        Agreed LOLOL slaughter first hand.

  • Tiger

    Why not this is the president who didn’t put his hand over his heart so what is new he is a Traitor and a Muslim and a sad joke on this country when our worst enemy is his best friend, Radical Islam.

  • justinwachin

    If Obama would have known about this in advance he would probably have joined this overpaid athlete by sitting on the bench. This should come as no surprise. For the past seven and a half years our nation has been ruled by a president who has nothing but contempt for our nation, the Constitution and the citizens.

    Maybe the athlete would be happier if he moved to another country.

    • Tiger
      • justinwachin

        The singing of the national anthem on the video was rather painful. Out of all fairness I have seen many people stand in a similar pose to that of the president in the video when the national anthem is sung. Someone on his staff hopefully pointed out after this event that everyone else stood with their hand on their heart.

        • Tiger

          Totally unacceptable for a candidate for president of the U.S. or a president to do this. Totally unacceptable. As to civilians I haven’t seen it and they are few.

  • Angelika G

    And again, this falls under the rule of “Political Correctness”, when they see something they like than it gets their approval, but boy, if you do or say something that is against their “STANDARD”, if you want to call it that, then all hell breakes lose….Nothing new, just move on…..As a team member, he should have followed the real rules, if he doesn’t want to be in it than he should get the “PINK” slip, who needs THAT????

  • JASCHAM

    Time to stop giving this POS attention.

  • Leslie Woodhull

    The “White House ” does NOT have to give its blessing to Capernick!!! IT’S CALLED 1ST AMENDMENT STUPID!!!

    • Bob

      As we have the 1st Amendment right to call them on it. I guess that “freedom of speech” idea only goes on way to you?

  • teaman

    Of course he has a right to do it. People have a right to piss in the street as well. However, both are disrespectful and driven by STUPIDITY!!!

    But Hey, what can you expect when our Nation is driven by stupidity at every level especially since Obama became POTUS!!!

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    • Tiger

      O is a Traitor and when he did this that should have corked it for him.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwog6E08CFU

      • Donnie Buchanan

        Don’t forget Michael, er Michelle’s comment, “All this for a f**king flag?”

        • Tiger

          Yeh I would like to get close enough to the two of them and their obnoxious daughters to yell something really ugly at them. They are a disgrace to this country. The most expensive people to ever occupy the People’s House and too boot they have her mother living there and going all over the world along with nephews and nieces and cousins and the entire tribe of takers.

          Sickening.

          • Donnie Buchanan

            Agreed. I still don’t know if he wears the flag pin. He refused to for some time. I’m praying that POTUS Trump investigates him and killery and we get to see them frog marched to prison.

          • Tiger

            LMAO duck squat marched would do good also. Speaking of ducks cute duck video.

          • Tiger
          • Donnie Buchanan

            LMAO !!

          • Tiger

            ;p

        • Bob

          Nor should it be forgotten that, by her own admission, she was never proud to be an American until Barry got the Nom.

        • Walter Flatt

          IDIOT I GAVE 14 MONTHS IN COMPACT IN KOREA FOR THAT FLAG AND IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT LEAVE THIS COUNTRY. THERE IS A LAW THAT FINES A PERSON 1,000 DOLLAR AND OR 1 YEAR IN JAIL OR BOTH FOR DESCRATING MY FLAG, AND YOU HAVE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS THAT HAVE FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THAT FLAG TO GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO DO WHAT YOU WANT AS LONG AS YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE FOR DOING IT.
          HAVING SAID THAT, THE MILLIONS OF VETS, AND FAMILY OF SOLDIERS THAT DIED GIVEING YOU THAT RIGHT ALSO HAS THE RIGHT TO KILL YOU FOR DESCRATING THAT FLAG IF THEY ARE WILLING TO PAY THE PENALTY FOR DOING SO.

          • Donnie Buchanan

            Walter, settle down. You seem to think that that was MY opinion. NO< NO< NO< That was a comment made by Moochell Obama .. reread the post. I'm a 100% combat disabled vet myself AND FEEL AS STRONG AS YOU ABOUT MY FLAG. Anyone that would dis it needs to be shot.

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