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Trump Wanting to Meet With Colin Kaepernick Is Making Our Heads Spin

The President Is Holding a "Race Summit"

By Kady Ruth Ashcraft ·
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It’s always healthy to end the week with a good dose of insanity, and this week’s specific loco-batch is that Trump wants to host a race summit. That in itself sounds pretty crazy, given the President's policies, oblivious former statements and his real estate business's discriminatory practices, but crazier still is that he wants Colin Kaepernick to attend it. What. 

For those unfamiliar with the relationship between the president and former QB for the San Francisco 49ers, it is, how do you say, bad. Not even a year ago the president sent out multiple tweets attacking the athlete his decision to kneel during the national anthem at football games.

Other people he wants in attendance are Jim Brown and his newest fan, Kanye West. The mere fact that Trump wants to have a summit on race is so beyond anything he's actually capable of tactfully carrying out it's almost laughable. But to think that Kaepernick would attend is even more insane. 

We are all pretty immune at this point to Trump switching his positions on things, backtracking on his words, or flat out denying he once held any opinion. But him thinking that he can genuinely hold a race summit and that Kaepernick, who he has all but called a thug, would attend is a new low. It is entirely possible that Trump is even more delusional than we knew. That's a lot to take in. Do some breathing exercises to calm down if you need to. 

It would be great, however, to see Kaepernick completely school Trump. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have that televised? All of these emotions, from the fury that Trump thinks he could pull this off, to the joy of imagining Kaepernick intellectually dragging him across a football field, to the sorrow of knowing it'll never happen, is enough to make me want Friday happy hour drink stat. 

Kady Ruth Ashcraft is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and Amtrak Princess. Follow her on twitter @kadyrabbit and tweet her pictures of your pets.

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