Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in an interview Tuesday, ripped both San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his ongoing protest during the national anthem and President Barack Obama for coming to the quarterback’s defense. The former 2016 Republican presidential hopeful was ambushed by a TMZ reporter outside of Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. He was asked about the 49ers player, who stirred up national controversy with his decision to sit during the national anthem at the beginning of games as a silent protest of racial discrimination.
“I honestly don’t know how you’re expecting me to react,” Cruz seemed genuinely puzzled by the question. “As any true American, as any patriot, I am disgusted by his actions to the point where I have to wonder why such a man was allowed to become an athlete and earn millions of dollars in a country that he doesn’t even respect enough to honor by standing up. If this is what we can expect from professional athletes, who by the way, are paid enormous sums of money every time they step out into the field to play, then what’s the point of calling them professionals in the first place? If they can’t keep it out of the playing field, they don’t deserve such fame and recognition.”
The former 2016 Republican hopeful continued, “And don’t get me wrong – I think that the fact that President Obama publically defended Kaepernick’s actions is equally shameful and represents yet another in a long line of incidents that deem him unfit to be president. At the end of the day, those rich, spoiled black kids all grow up to become similar. None of them understands the value of hard work and none of them respects the white founders of our great country. They ought to be taught some manners,” he added.
Cruz also added that a white athlete was never seen committing such a disrespectful act, nor that one allow himself to ever be “caught dead” performing it. “And that’s the difference between white and black athletes,” he said. “White athletes mostly grow up in normal families, with normal values and with normal goals. That’s why the worst a white athlete is ever caught doing is maybe jaywalking, and that’s a long shot. Black athletes, on the other hand, seem to have this code that, whichever one of them makes it big time should immediately start impregnating as many girls around him as he can, I suppose, to spread his genes or whatever. And now we’re surprised over sitting down during an anthem? Please.”
“And all of the decisions made by Obama during both his terms further prove my point. Obamacare, withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan, allowing SCOTUS to rule the way it did on same-sex marriage, all of those just demonstrate how little he has learned from our great white forefathers. Heck, the fact that he’s a Democrat proves the same thing. At the end of the day, Obama has damaged this country in ways we have yet to comprehend. And the worst part is – we’re about to get another one of him, only this time, he’ll be a woman,” Cruz concluded.