Nike’s latest campaign starring Colin Kaepernick has gathered a lot of stick.
Many people have taken to social media and other platforms to raise their voice on the poor marketing tactic by Nike. Nike has suffered much of the brunt for this decision, as their market capitalization has plummeted by $4 Billion and their stocks have fell by 3 percent.
In the face of such criticism, Nike has not yet reported any apology and is standing tall by the decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face of their marketing campaign.
Donald Trump had a few words of wisdom about this yesterday. The POTUS really is well-informed with what is happening around him, and he had his say on the issue.
Speaking to the Daily Caller just yesterday, Trump said, “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.”
However, Trump was quick to mention that it was the right of Nike to feature whoever they wanted in their campaign. He said, “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.”
When you think of it, Donald Trump couldn’t have been more right with his perspective here. We all might disagree with the campaign, but it is Nike’s right to feature who they want.
Kaepernick may not have had sacrificed anything, and we might not agree with this campaign, but we shouldn’t resort to stupid antics associated with the left. The POTUS couldn’t have had given a better statement. God bless him.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.