President Trump weighed in on the new Colin Kaepernick Nike ad campaign. Because it’s a very important topic for the President to pay close attention to.
While he doesn’t agree with it and called the message terrible, he also said that it was “what this country is all about.”
Via The Daily Caller:
“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,” Trump mused, “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.”
Despite that, Trump acknowledged that it’s Nike’s right to make its own business decisions.
“As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way — I mean, I wouldn’t have done it,” Trump said.
“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.”
The guys who are burning their shoes probably aren’t going to be too happy with these comments. But Trump can’t trash Nike, because as he points out, Nike is one of his tenants who he made sure to point out pays “a lot of rent.”