Colbert to Trump: NFL Protest ‘Has Everything to Do With Race, Just Like Your Presidency’

“There should be a flag on that play. And I’m going to say, a Confederate flag,” the “Late Show” host says

Last Updated: September 26, 2017 @ 4:40 AM

Stephen Colbert tackled Donald Trump head-on Monday night, calling out the president for his “divisive” comments about the NFL over the weekend.

The “Late Show” host said that Trump’s demand that any “son of a b-tch” players who protest the national anthem should be fired or suspended “was unnecessary roughness … There should be a flag on that play. And I’m going to say, a Confederate flag.”

Colbert called Colin Kaepernick’s mom, Teresa Kaepernick, the “coolest mom in sports” after she responded to Trump’s tweets by saying “that makes me a proud b-tch!”

Since the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback first took a knee during the national anthem last year to protest racial injustice and police brutality against African Americans, the protest has grown to more than 250 players, the late-night host went to say.

Trump has claimed on Twitter that “the issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race.”

“Wrong,” Colbert responded. “Kneeling during the national anthem has everything to do with race — just like your presidency.”


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