GOP lawmaker: The economy is so good, 'even Colin Kaepernick found a job'
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GOP Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaCasey secures third Senate term over Trump-backed Barletta Overnight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Trump officials move to require drug prices in TV ads | 4,000 more people lose Medicaid in Arkansas | New top official for Medicaid Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight MORE (Penn.) on Wednesday took a hit at NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick while speaking at a rally in Erie, Pa.

Barletta appeared alongside President TrumpDonald John TrumpAustralia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israeli capital, won't move embassy Mulvaney will stay on as White House budget chief Trump touts ruling against ObamaCare: ‘Mitch and Nancy’ should pass new health-care law MORE at the rally, and jabbed Kaepernick while praising Trump on the economy.

“This economy is so good that even Colin Kaepernick found a job,” Barletta said.

The comment was apparently in reference to Kaepernick’s new role as the face of Nike’s “Just Do It’ 30th anniversary ad campaign.


The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not been signed to a team since he left the 49ers at the end of the 2016 season.

Kaepernick filed a grievance accusing NFL owners of colluding to keep him out of the league over his leadership of the kneeling protests against racial inequality and police violence against African Americans.

Kaepernick has been a primary target of Trump’s criticism of the NFL over the kneeling protests, which take place during the national anthem.