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What politicians can learn from Colin Kaepernick's protest

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SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers signs autographs for fans after a 31-21 win over the San Diego Chargers during a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 1, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers signs autographs for fans after a 31-21 win over the San Diego Chargers during a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 1, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

What can Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton learn from Colin Kaepernick's protest? First off, they could learn to be better politicians says Joe Garofoli.

Colin Kaepernick thrust himself into the role of political activist last week with his decision to sit out the national anthem before a preseason NFL game. Following that, he held a press conference, where he said he would not "stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppressess black people and people of color."

While it may have been Kaepernick's first public foray into politics, San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer Joe Garofoli says that the quarterback already may have a lesson or two to teach the presidential candidates and some California politicos too.

Hilary Clinton, he says, could stand to hold a press conference to answer questions, just as Kaepernick did. Donald Trump on the other hand could learn to explain things, like his immigration policy, more clearly, like Kaepernick has.

To hear the entire interview, click on the audio embedded at the top of this post.

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