Sarah Palin gets roasted online for complaining about Colin Kaepernick's donation to Meals on Wheels
Sarah Palin and Colin Kaepernick

Sarah Palin complained about Colin Kaepernick's latest "political stunt" -- and got absolutely roasted on social media.


The failed vice presidential candidate and former half-term governor of Alaska posted a link early Wednesday to her own website, which published an article on Kaepernick written by Mary Kate Knorr.

The free-agent quarterback donated $50,000 to Meals on Wheels, which could lose its federal grant -- which makes up more than 35 percent of the program's funding -- under the budget proposed by President Donald Trump.

Kaepernick angered conservatives last year by kneeling during the national anthem to protest police violence against black Americans, and Trump has claimed credit for the player remaining unsigned after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

"And he wonders why he can’t find a job," Palin posted on her Facebook and Twitter accounts, along with a link to the story about his donation.

Twitter users heaped scorn on the political celebrity, whose website complained that reports about Meals on Wheels losing its federal funding were "misleading."

Edit: A previous version of this story indicated Meals on Wheels receives only 3 percent of its funding from federal grants, which is incorrect. The program receives 3 percent of its funding from nutrition research, but its 5,000 local chapters receive 35 percent of their funding from the federal government.