The first time I saw Kaepernick sit out the national anthem, I had a similar feeling.
Fast forward through a year of Trump. Every bit of patriotism I felt one year ago has been knocked out of me. If someone wants to take a knee during the national anthem, go for it. In fact, we're at the stage where I believe it is the right thing to do. This is an ugly, embarrassing period in the history of this country, In one year I 've gone from criticizing Kaepernick to coming to the realization he was right.