On Monday, Nike released a new ad campaign featuring the guy conservatives love to hate, Colin Kaepernick, and right on cue, they completely lost their damn minds over it. The clearly harmless ad featured a black and white image of the athlete with the quote, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Republicans and phony patriots alike are completely outraged that Nike would possibly give Kaepernick a job, and that is clearly all they care about. The root of their alleged outrage is the “disrespect” to veterans, however, instead of donating their Nike products to their local V.A.’s, they are cutting them up and burning them, then ranting online about how disrespectful Kaepernick is to the former soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen whom these Monday Night patriots actually care nothing about, and in no way try to help.
Trump is one of those goons, but unlike the illiterate NFL’rs who go along with any narrative the right releases, Trump doesn’t even really care about football. He simply knows that his hay-chewing followers do.
Now, he has responded to the viral Nike ad during a Tuesday afternoon call-in rant so embarrassing, we had to show you here first. Trump just said this to The Daily Caller:
“I think it’s a terrible message. Nike is a tenant of mine. They pay a lot of rent.”
Um, okay. Anything else?
“But 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, 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.”
Then, Trump said something that really ruffled some Republican feathers:
“As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way — I mean, I wouldn’t have done it. 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.”
So, he both agrees and disagrees with Nike’s decision to hire Colin Kaepernick for their new campaign.
So was everyone who replied to Kaepernick’s tweet releasing the ad. Check out those bewildering comments below: