President Trump Questions Nike on Twitter for Colin Kaepernick Commercial

Virginia Santiago
September 10, 2018

Marketing experts predicted that the brand recognition sparked by the ads would be successful in the long run, despite current calls for boycotts on social media.

Kaepernick's detractors, including the president, accuse him of disrespecting the flag, the national anthem, and the United States military through his actions.

President Donald Trump weighed in on the matter on Twitter, asking "What was Nike thinking?".

Nike's sales, by the way, have risen 31 percent compared to this time period a year ago.

Britain versus Russian Federation on Novichok attacks: who do you believe?
Police also released an image of a counterfeit perfume bottle after tests found it contained a "significant amount" of Novichok . They also noted the OPCW's findings that "the exact same chemical nerve agent" was used in the fatal poisoning of Dawn Sturgess.

Trump, who on Tuesday described Nike's deal with Kaepernick as "terrible", said the sports equipment giant's endorsement of the ex-NFL star had backfired. The company chose to make Kaepernick the spokesman in honor of the 30 anniversary of its "Just Do It" ad campaign, according to Bleacher Report. According to Market reports, online sales have increased.

Davis' statement refers to Nike's initial tease of the ad campaign, which featured the message, "Believe in something".

"I think every athlete, every human, and definitely every African-American should be completely grateful and honored (for Kaepernick)", Williams said. "We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform".

Nike aired its first "Just Do It" ad, narrated by Colin Kaepernick, during Thursday night's National Football League season opener between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

Three dead, five wounded in Cincinnati shooting; suspect also dead
Leonard Cain tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that he was about to walk into the bank until someone told him about the shooting. The police chief said he could not say whether the gunman shot himself in addition to being shot by police.

Trump told The Daily Caller this week that Nike's decision to use Kaepernick sends "a awful message".

Kaepernick became more than just an American footballer when in August 2016, he began taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem, in protest of police brutality and racial injustice in the US.

"My husband did sacrifice absolutely everything for the flag, for the country and for all that it stood for", Brittany Jacobs said.

Kaepernick's 49ers jersey has continued to rank among the best-selling ones in the league despite his remaining unsigned.

Rapper Mac Miller Reportedly Dead at 26
The Pittsburgh native recently dated pop singer Ariana Grande , who he also recorded the song "The Way" with in 2013. The rapper first rose to prominence as a teenager with a series of mixtapes released in the mid and late 2000s.

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt near the team bench during the National Anthem ahead of the team's season opener on Sunday.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article