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Colin Kaepernick’s mom dismantles Trump in a single, short tweet

Speaking at a rally this week in Huntsville, Alabama, President Trump took direct aim at quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protests against police violence. But in a hugely a viral tweet this Friday, Kaepernick’s mom is hitting back.

Speaking at a rally this week in Huntsville, Alabama, President Trump took direct aim at quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protests against police violence. But in a hugely a viral tweet this Friday, Kaepernick’s mom hit back.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b*tch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired! He’s fired!'” Trump said to loud applause at the rally.

Shortly after Trump made the comments, Teresa Kaepernick, mother of Colin, replied to Trump’s comments with a reference to his “son of a b*tch” remark.

The tweet, which as of this writing has been liked and retweeted well over 100,000 times, sparked a massive wave of praise from the Twittersphere:

The NFL responded to Trump’s comments this Saturday with a statement from commissioner Roger Goodell.

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” the statement read. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

[This post has been updated because the previous version shared the wrong picture of Kaepernick’s mother.]

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