Trump continues crusade against Nike amid 'Just Do It' campaign


The ad was first released by Nike on Monday, the Labour Day holiday in America and featured Kaepernick and the now infamous "Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything".

As Nike on Thursday night aired its commercial featuring free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the public response will provide more evidence on how consumers react to brands weighing in on political and social topics, according to a University of Kansas marketing researcher.

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Kaepernick was watching the ad's first television airing on NBC at an event held at Nike's world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

The endorsement deal between Nike and Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate.

There are plenty of people who believe that Kaepernick disrespected the American flag by kneeling to protest racial injustice during the National Anthem. "I don't think it's appropriate what they did", he said before a rally in Montana.

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"What was Nike thinking?" the president wondered on Twitter shortly before 7 a.m.

But the National Football League players' union in July filed a grievance, arguing the new policy infringed upon player rights and was enacted without consulting the union. I don't think it's appropriate what they did, ' Trump said. "I honor the flag. I honour our national anthem and most of the people in this country feel the same way".

Edison Trends claims it determined Nike's sales increased 31 per cent after analyzing data from three million anonymous digital e-receipts in the U.S. Woods, who has played golf with Trump (as well as three other presidents) tried to avoid controversy by saying it was important to "respect the office". Customers also posted video footage showing them burn Nike gear in protest of the choice.

"The Nike Corporation has not acted responsibly", he told Brian Kilmeade, explaining the college's decision is based on "civic responsibility".

Milstead said he sent the tweet in order to support the men and women who "truly do make the ultimate sacrifice when their lives are taken in the line of duty".