Type: Lashes out at PeopleSep 07 2018 Severity: Targeted: NFL PlayersAbout: Racial Politics & Racism
After Nike aired their new ad campaign, which featured Collin Kaepernick, the first of hundreds of NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem, in protest against social inequality and police brutality. Trump had been critical of the NFL and its players for a years worth of kneeling during the anthem. He said making Kaepernick the face of the brand sent a "terrible message." When asked by Fox & Friends host if he'd win a "cultural showdown" with Nike, he said at a Montana rally: "We are."