‘Black And Brown Bodies’: Kaepernick Says Trump Is Racist For Killing World’s #1 Terrorist

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter on Saturday to weigh in on President Trump’s decision to take out the world’s number one terrorist, Qassem Soleimani.

In a pair of tweets, Kaepernick, who is quickly becoming more known for his politics rather than his career as a football player, said Trump is racist for killing the “non-white” terrorist (a man responsible for killing more than 600 Americans and millions of people around the world).

Kaepernick accused Trump of just trying to expand “American imperialism.”

“There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism,” he tweeted.

“America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non-white world,” the former NFL quarterback said in another tweet.

Kaepernick also shared a tweet from Twitter user @LeftSentThis who quoted political activist Angela Davis: “As a Black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.”

Fox News reports:

It’s unclear what specifically Kaepernick was referring to, but his comments came amid left-leaning criticism of President Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani, who led the elite Quds Force within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); the U.S. government has long considered him a terrorist.

Kaepernick’s agent did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

The ex-NFL player previously faced a wave of backlash after he claimed to protest systemic racism by kneeling during the National Anthem. On Thanksgiving, Kaepernick attended an “Unthanksgiving event” where he accused the United States of stealing “over 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous people.”

Kaepernick had already faced immense criticism for previous comments, apparently pressuring NFL teams to avoid recruiting him.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has all but said Kaepernick will not be returning to the NFL, despite the former quarterback having recently signed a multi-million dollar contract with NIKE. Perhaps he is moving onward to a career in politics?