Common on Colin Kaepernick: 'I Haven't Seen an Athlete Take That Type of Stand Since Muhammad Ali'

Common during an appearance on ABC’s The View on Sept. 27, 2016
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Common appeared on The View Tuesday to discuss race and politics in America, as well as promote his EPIX’s docuseries, America Divided, which he executive-produced.

Common had a lot to say about Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem, and compared him to Muhammad Ali.


“I truly relate to what Colin Kaepernick is doing,” Common said. “He’s standing up for justice. He sees things going wrong in our country. I think we all see it. For people to ignore it is like we’re not doing our duty as Americans, as children of God. I think the courage that Colin Kaepernick is showing is phenomenal … I haven’t seen an athlete take that type of stand since Muhammad Ali.”

The rapper also made it clear why he feels Donald Trump isn't presidential material after watching Monday night's debate.

“Donald Trump is just not prepared to be a president,” he said to cheers from the audience. “He’s not that type of person that should be a president. … I really got to see why Hillary Clinton is a better candidate. I mean, I obviously knew that. But to hear him just say phrases like ‘law and order,’ ‘Make America great again,’ and not have any ideas about policies, and never said anything concrete … and it made me sad about America, that we do have people that really believe in what he’s saying. What is he saying?”

Check out Common's interview below:

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