Donald Trump Jr. slammed Nike for its unpatriotic decision to remove the Betsy Ross flag from one of its shoes after far-left activist Colin Kaepernick said the flag was “offensive.”
“The Betsy Ross flag is one type that was flown during the American Revolution,” CNBC reported. “And the shoes were set to be released in celebration of the July Fourth holiday.”
Trump Jr. slammed Nike for its decision and suggested that the company should adopt a communist-style logo that meshed together the hammer-and-sickle from the Soviet Union and Nike’s Swoosh logo.
He tweeted: “If the Betsy Ross Flag, the flag of the American Revolution, is too offensive for Nike to commemorate The 4th of July maybe Nike should go with this… seems to be more in line with their views.”
Trump Jr. is not the only figure on the political Right to slam Nike for its decision.
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz tweeted: “It’s a good thing @Nike only wants to sell sneakers to people who hate the American flag…. @NFL #HappyFourth”
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Tuesday that the state would be withdrawing financial incentives that it had offered to Nike to relocate to the state.
“Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike,” Ducey wrote. “Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. This country, our system of government and free enterprise have allowed them to prosper and flourish.”
Ducey continued: “Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism. It is a shameful retreat for the company. American businesses should be proud of our country’s history, not abandoning it.”
“Nike has made its decision, and now we’re making ours. I’ve ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars under their discretion that the State was providing for the company to locate here,” Ducey added. “Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history.”
Ducey concluded: “And finally, it shouldn’t take a controversy over a shoe for our kids to know who Betsy Ross is. A founding mother. Her story should be taught in all American schools. In the meantime, it’s worth googling her.”