Donald Trump Jr. fired back at Nike following the company’s decision pull its American flag-themed shoe line over complaints by Nike endorser, Colin Kaepernick, with one photo from Barack Obama’s inauguration.
“Weird that no one had a problem with The Betsy Ross Flag when it flew over Obama’s inauguration. Now it’s not patriotic… ok got it?!? #morons,” Trump Jr. captioned his post on Instagram Wednesday, along with a photo from Obama’s second inauguration ceremony in 2013. (RELATED: Tucker Slams Nike For Using Colin Kaepernick In Its ‘Decadent’ Scheme)
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In a second photo, the first son shared a close-up shot of the five flags hanging in the background of the celebration on Capitol Hill. On each end hung two Betsy Ross flags. The flag includes 13 stars in a circle with 13 red and white stripes, representing the first 13 colonies. (RELATED: Report: Colin Kaepernick Pressured Nike To Recall American Flag-Themed Sneakers)
It comes following the shoe company’s decision to recall its Betsy Ross Flag shoe line due to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s complaint that the flag was a symbol with a “connection to an era of slavery.”
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“Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” a Nike spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal of its decision.