Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey did his state and the country proud on Tuesday when he made it absolutely clear how Arizona felt about Nike’s decision to back down on the production of an American-flag themed sneaker. After Nike announced that they were canceling the shoe, which was to feature the Betsy Ross 1776-era flag on the back, because of pressure from their spokesman, Colin Kaepernick, Ducey said that his state wanted nothing to do with the company.
“Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision,” Ducey tweeted. “I am embarrassed for Nike. Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. This country, our system of government and free enterprise have allowed them to prosper and flourish. Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism. It is a shameful retreat for the company. American businesses should be proud of our country’s history, not abandoning it.
“Nike has made its decision, and now we’re making ours,” he continued. “I’ve ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars under their discretion that the State was providing for the company to locate here. Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history. And finally, it shouldn’t take a controversy over a shoe for our kids to know who Betsy Ross is. A founding mother. Her story should be taught in all American schools. In the meantime, it’s worth googling her.”
But never to miss out on a chance to take sides against America, California’s Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom reached out to Nike to tell them how much he cherished their “values.”
“Hey Nike,” he tweeted, “we’re just a quick jaunt over the border. Thank you for doing the right thing. CA is open for business and welcomes those that represent the best of our American values.”
So, there you have it. In 2019, shunning the American flag and letting millions of illegal aliens into the country is the “right thing.” Caving to the anti-police, anti-American attitudes of a failed NFL star represents “the best of our American values.”
Who ARE these people? If they hate this country so much…what’s keeping them here?