Pope to BBC: Not surprised by Obama support of Kaepernick because ‘The goal of protest is what our nation is founded upon’

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Exavier Pope on Skype interview with BBC News. (Photo: Screenshot/ BBC News) (Painting: Dana Todd Pope)

President Barack Obama weighed in Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing protest of the US national anthem at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China on Labor Day supporting  the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s “constitutional right to make a statement.”

#BestDressedManOnTV joined BBC News to discuss the Commander in Chief’s response and it’s implications for race relations moving forward.

“The goal of protest is what our nation was founded on,” Pope explained to program host Mike Embley.

You can watch the segment in its entirety below:

Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yoga teacher. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast and Radical Inspiration Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group.  Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet,  Black Enterprise, and Wanderlust Media; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.

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