Former San Francisco quarterback, Colin Kaepernick became hated by many Americans because he decided to protest police brutality by exercising his first amendment right and kneeling during the rendition of the national anthem.
But apparently, Kaepernick does more than just annoying people who fail to understand what freedom of speech is all about. According to a recent article, Kaepernick is also free with his money. And Trump’s recent budget to take money away from Meals on Wheels caused Kaepernick to jump into gear.
Kaepernick, who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem before 49ers games in the fall of 2016, also donated $50,000 to the social media campaign #LoveArmyForSomalia, which aims to raise $2 million to aid starving people in Somalia, NFL.com reported.
Kaepernick’s donation to Meals on Wheels comes on the heels of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget plan for 2018, which would cut federal funding for the program. Kaepernick and Trump have sparred often since the quarterback began kneeling before football games to protest police brutality and racial oppression
If you’re not in the top 1 percent and able to get massive tax cuts simply because you’re rich, then you’re not worthy of any program that will make your survival any easier.
That is apparently where Donald Trump and the Republicans stand when it comes to programs designed to help the middle class and poorer Americans, programs like Meals on Wheels – a program that delivers meals to the elderly. According to the Trump White House, funding that help states offer Meals on Wheels benefits must be cut.
Listen to this White House Trump staffer explain why cutting funding to these fundamental programs make sense.
Mulvaney said Meals on Wheels “sounds great” but it is “not showing any results”pic.twitter.com/4vF7LxEcrO
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) March 16, 2017