Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee had the perfect comeback for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick after learning that GQ magazine named the unemployed football player “Citizen of the Year.”
In a post to Twitter, the former Republican presidential nominee was quick to point out that the honor would be fitting if it came from the country of Cuba.
“Kaepernick named “Citizen of the Year” by GQ; Huh…of what country? I guess Cuba?” Huckabee wrote.
Kaepernick named "Citizen of the Year" by GQ; Huh…of what country? I guess Cuba? https://t.co/p4OaKAXqtw
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 13, 2017
Huckabee’s tweet highlighted how it would make much more sense for Cuba to bestow such an honor on Kaepernick, since the then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback praised Fidel Castro, the communist country’s former leader, and wore a shirt featuring Castro’s image, during a news conference last year.
All the while complaining about how oppressive the United States can be.
In an interview with Armando Salguero of the Miama Herald, Kaepernick defended wearing the shirt, pointing out that Malcolm X was also on it.
“I’m not talking about Fidel Castro and his oppression,” Kaepernick said. “I’m talking about Malcolm X and what he’s done for people.”
Then he went on to defend some of Castro’s policies.
“One thing Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here even though we’re fully capable of doing that,” Kaepernick told Salguero.
Yes, he actually said that.
If America is so oppressive, maybe Kaepernick could look for some work there.
After all, kneeling has does so much good for the oppressed.
If Cuba is so great, perhaps the former football star could find a place there for his voice for the persecuted to resonate.
Most likely, Kaepernick would choose to stay in the U.S., where he can raise a fuss but retreat to his comfortable home when he feels like it.
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