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Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) joined the popular radio show The Breakfast Club on Friday and claimed the outrage surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem was “not a real thing” and taken on by “Russian bots.”
“Remember the whole, the heat that ended up around the bend the knee and Colin Kaepernick,” Harris asked the hosts.
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Harris then blamed the “heat” on “Russian bots.”
“Many smart people have said it actually was not a thing,” Harris claimed. “The Russian bots are taking that on.”
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Harris’ comments on Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem come days after Nike decided to pull their America-themed 4th of July sneakers which featured the “Betsy Ross” flag, due to Kaepernick’s concern that the flag was offensive.
Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem, a political protest that quickly garnered backlash against the sport. Kaepernick also wore socks depicting police as pigs at team practices and sported T-shirts featuring Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro.
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A CBS News poll from February found that Americans are split over whether players should stand in honor of the national anthem. Breitbart News’ Warner Todd...
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