Twitter Rails on Trump: ‘Attacked Kaepernick With More Conviction Than he has NAZIS’

Donald Trump’s love for Twitter may be equivalent to Twitter’s love for roasting him — and the president’s comments attacking former NFL player Colin Kaepernick were a testament to this tried and true relationship.

On Friday, Trump — while at a campaign rally in Alabama — viciously responded to the handful of NFL players who have protested the pre-game national anthem by kneeling or sitting. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field… that guy who disrespects our flag, he’s fired,'” said Trump — to a ruckus crowd cheering, applauding, and yelling.

After Trump made his “son of a bitch” comments, social media erupted with fierce responses to the president. One common retort against Trump compared his comments on the Charlottesville-murder to his attacks on national anthem protests — making the point that Trump has used much harsher language to describe the non-violent protesters than the violent white supremacists.

Below are just a few of the countless tweets condemning, mocking, and attacking the president for his explicit criticism of Kaepernick and other players:

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