Chicago rapper and civil rights activist Common appeared on ABC’s “The View,” and offered his opinion on the presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem and more.

Common said the debate reaffirmed his opinion that Clinton is the better candidate and Trump didn’t really have any ideas on policy.

“Donald Trump is just not prepared to be a president,” the rapper said. “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. Where me, as someone just coming in for the first time, could really try and see what his perspective is, it just revealed everything. And it made me sad about America. That we do have people that really believe in what he’s saying.”

Kaepernick recently said that Clinton and Trump are both proven liars and voting between them is just choosing between the lesser evil.  Although he and Common don’t agree on Clinton, Common did give Kaepernick high praise on not kneeling during the national anthem in protest of the racism and police brutality against black people, Common said he can relate to the San Fransico 49ers quarterback and even compared him to the late 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 mean, one of my heroes is Muhammad Ali, and I haven’t seen an athlete take that type of stand since Muhammad Ali.”

The late boxing legend Muhammad Ali was known was speaking up and taking a stand against racism and inequality with no regard to how that would affect his career.

Common also discussed his new song “Black America Again,” white it’s difficult for white people to talk about race, and the action he’s taking to help voter registration.

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source: HipHopDX