Fiercely conservative Texas senator, Ted Cruz, recently weighed in on Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem. According to the Daily Caller, Cruz skewered Obama for using the office of the presidency to support Kaepernick’s anti-American actions.
“I gotta say, I was disappointed to see President Obama stand with Kaepernick and say, ‘That’s right. Disrespect the flag.’ That’s not the job of the President,” Cruz told a TMZ reporter, “The president should be standing up for America and the president should be encouraging every American to honor the flag that so many have bled and died for and to honor the freedom that it stands for.”
While the president refuses to stand up for America’s honor, Cruz sees things differently. “I come from a different perspective,” Cruz said. “My dad was imprisoned and tortured in Cuba. America has meant hope, it’s meant freedom.”
As for Kaepernick, Cruz hit the nail on the head when he called out the entitled athlete. “It’s sad when you see rich spoiled athletes who don’t realize what an incredible blessing this country is,” Cruz said. “It’s very easy when you’re sitting there, rolling in millions of dollars, to disrespect this country.”