In a video clip that is almost too ridiculous to believe, 2020 Presidential candidate Kamala Harris claimed that “many smart people” believe the controversy and “heat” surrounding Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem was not a real “thing” but instead just orchestrated by “Russian bots.”
Clearly this version of reality is completely unsubstantiated and would fall into the wild “conspiracy theory” category.
Per CBS Sports, in one poll, which was conducted by Reuters, 72 percent of Americans said that they thought Kaepernick’s behavior was unpatriotic. Another 61 percent said that they do not “support the stance Colin Kaepernick is taking and his decision not to stand during the national anthem.”
The poll included 1,481 people who identified as white and 612 people who identified as racial minorities. Of those two groups, 70 percent of whites disagreed with Kaepernick’s stance, while only 40 percent of racial minorities disagreed with the 49ers quarterback.