Donald Trump references Colin Kaepernick at Kentucky rally

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"Then there's another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings".

The president was speaking in front of supporters in Louisville and made sure to bring up a recent report suggesting that National Football League teams feared signing Kaepernick because they did not want the backlash that could even come from Trump.

President Trump took aim at former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Monday, claiming teams do not want to sign him because of his refusal to stand for the national anthem. "Can you believe that?" I just saw that. I said if I remember that I'm going to report it to the people of Kentucky. The rally had a big attendance, with people forming a long line as early as seven hours ahead of time so they could get a seat.

Trump was referring to a widely circulated report from Bleacher Report about an anonymous AFC coach who conveyed the owners' concerns.

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When Kaepernick opted out of his contract, he said he would stop kneeling during the national anthem. But that doesn't matter; Kaepernick already is notorious among folks like those who attended Monday night's rally and elsewhere as grossly unpatriotic.

The "Louisville Movement Against Trump Rally" is being organized by the liberal group Indivisible Kentucky, which also gathered more than 600 recently when Vice President Mike Pence visited recently to build support for the repeal-and-replacement effort. "They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team".

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