Don Trump Jr. Fires Back At Nike And Kaepernick Following Patriotic Shoes Decision With One Photo

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

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.”

“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.