Trump tries to take credit for sinking Colin Kaepernick's career

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BYGinger Adams Otis
President Trump takes the stage for a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. on Monday.

Colin Kaepernick's career was sacked by Donald Trump — at least, that’s what the President believes.

Trump took to the stage in Louisville, Ky., Monday night to rally his supporters around his plan to sink the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a Republican version.

But he also took a few whacks at free agent Kaepernick — laughing as he told the crowd about a recent report that said no team would sign the NFL player because they feared a tweetstorm from Trump.

President Trump takes the stage for a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. on Monday.

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Trump and Kaepernick tangled over the summer when the controversial quarterback refused to stand for the national anthem while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.

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His season-long protest was to bring attention to police treatment of minorities in the country.

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Trump blasted Kaepernick’s actions at the time.

“I think it’s personally not a good thing, I think it’s a terrible thing. And, you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try, it won’t happen,” he said.

Trump believes he's the reason Colin Kaepernick is still searching for a job.

(Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

On Monday, Trump tried to fire up his Bluegrass crowd by talking about a Bleacher Report article that suggested his Twitter prowess quashed Kaepernick’s career.

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“There was an article today, it was reported, that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump,” Trump said. “I said, ‘If I remember that one I’m gonna report it to the people of Kentucky — because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) arrives to speak before President Trump during a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville on Monday.

(John Minchillo/AP)

Trump held his Louisville rally alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

It came after meetings and phone calls in Washington aimed at steadying the troubled legislation designed to erase former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

“We want a very big tax cut, but cannot do that until we keep our promise to repeal and replace the disaster known as ‘Obamacare,'" Trump told the crowd of thousands.

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“This is our long-awaited chance to finally get rid of ‘Obamacare.’ It’s a long-awaited chance. We’re going to do it,” he said.

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