Donald Trump Junior has taken to Twitter to suggest that Nike are communists. The remark came after Nike cancelled a ‘Fourth of July’ Air Max 1 because of the Betsy Ross flag on its heel. The Wall Street Journal reported that Collin Kaepernick requested the cancellation, as the flag had connections to slavery in the United States.
In a Trumpian manner, Junior took this as an affront, and tweeted out a Roshe Run with a hammer and sickle – a symbol adopted by many communist movements – saying, ‘it seems to be more in line with their views’.
If the Betsy Ross Flag, the flag of the American Revolution, is too offensive for Nike to commemorate The 4th of July maybe Nike should go with this... seems to be more in line with their views. pic.twitter.com/prAyOwTOau
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 3, 2019
Of course, many have been quick to point out that Trump Senior’s Russian connections go deeper than Nike’s.
Ur dad endorsed a missle launching communist dictator last week.
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) July 3, 2019
Did Putin give your dad a pair of these as a gift for him being an agent of Russia?
— Dowdy Jackson (@dowdyjackson) July 3, 2019
Did you get those from your dad’s closet?
— Sherry Mercer (@sherry_mercer) July 4, 2019
And then there’s this gem:
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) July 3, 2019