Donald Trump Jr. 'fixed' Kaepernick Nike ad

Doug Mendoza
September 7, 2018

"But I think it's a bad message that they're sending and the objective of them doing it, maybe there's a reason for them doing it", Trump told The Daily Caller.

"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", Davis said.

The campaign has been condemned by some, including United States president Donald Trump, while sports stars such as LeBron James and Serena Williams have come out in support of Nike and Kaepernick.

On Sept. 5, Nike unveiled a star-studded new "Dream Crazy" TV spot featuring Kaepernick, promoting the idea that "calling a dream insane isn't an insult; it's a compliment". The president's son shared his own version of the ad on Instagram Wednesday, featuring President Donald Trump instead of the National Football League player-turned-activist. One ad image features the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback's face with the text: "Believe in something".

And other people burned their Nike shoes in protest.

Nike had received a barrage of criticism and protests since the company released its ad with Kaepernick, who made his claim to fame in August 2016 by kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

Wilson, who has a contract with Nike, also applauded the company's deal with Kaepernick.

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As reaction to the ads continued to pour in on Wednesday, Nike released a two-minute video that featured athletes including Kaepernick and Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies.

"Investors on Robinhood are buying Nike stock 300% more than they are selling, compared to 12% last week", Sahill Poddar, the app's data scientist, told Business Insider on Tuesday.

Prime Time Sports in the Chapel Hills Mall has a sign that reads: "Still choosing to stand / All Nike 1/2 price / "Just doing it".

President Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly seized on the issue.

As word of Kaepernick's inclusion in the new campaign got out, protests have spread across social media with some calling for a boycott of the Nike brand.

"I'm really encouraged by it", Stills said Thursday. "I'm a Nike guy".

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