Randy Bryce, a Democrat who’s challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) for his Wisconsin House Seat, called out President Trump on Saturday for more harshly criticizing athletes that protest the national anthem than the racist groups who incited violence in Charlottesville, Va. last month.
“Donald Trump condemns a Black man for non-violence more harshly than White supremacists for violence,” Bryce wrote on Twitter.
Bryce followed up that tweet by showering praise on those who “stand up for their beliefs” – an apparent reference to athletes, such as NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick, who gained notoriety last year for kneeling during the national anthem before football games.
“I am SO proud to see Americans stand up for their beliefs. That is literally why our country exists. Next step is to elect more of US,” he tweeted. Read more at The Hill.