Trump Claims To Accept Nike’s Kaepernick Ad, Then Says It’s A ‘Terrible Message’ During Odd Interview
Donald Trump has just responded to Nike’s latest ad featuring former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who the president constantly attacked for kneeling during the national anthem in protest.
As part of the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” campaign, Nike decided to release a cover featuring Kaepernick, which caused an uproar among Trump supporters.
Trump, who once called Kaepernick a son of a b*tch, claimed that Nike had the right to feature the former quarterback in their ad.
“As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way — I mean, I wouldn’t have done it,” Trump claimed in an interview with The Daily Caller. “In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it.”
But then Trump went on to attack Nike by claiming that they sent a “terrible message” by featuring Kaepernick.
“I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of them doing it, maybe there’s a reason for them doing it,” Trump said. “But I think as far as sending a message, I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent. There’s no reason for it.”
Maybe the reason Trump wasn’t so harsh on Nike was dues to the fact that the company has a five-floor Niketown store at Trump’s property on 57th Street in New York City.
Trump even pointed out in the interview that “Nike is a tenant of mine.”