Donald Trump Jr. tweet about the Nike Betsy Ross flag shoes outrage

The 21 Funniest Reactions To The Republican Anti-Nike Freak Out

Republicans have been unable to get over themselves after Nike decided not to release a version of their shoes with the old Betsy Ross flag that flew over the nation when things live slavery and murdering Native Americans were still popular. The move came after former football star and current American hero Colin Kaepernick pointed this out to the company, and conservatives went full Red Scare, accusing Nike of being run by Communist China and encouraging another inane boycott.

The Nike nonsense has continued into today, perhaps because they need something to freak out about while the rest of us are focusing our outrage on the fact that we have concentration camps on our soil right now. Leading the nonsense includes such figures as Donald Trump Jr., who tweeted this gem:

Yes, because anyone who dislikes our country’s history of slavery and general oppression is automatically a communist.

Even Dan Lipinski, who is technically a Democrat but has a reputation for being one of the most conservative Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, hopped on board the outrage train by tweeting out a photo of his ugly shoes for patriot points.

This is the definition of “weird flex but ok.”

Meanwhile, over in Fox News world, Laura Ingraham has announced her own Nike boycott. In response, many of her fans are apparently declaring that they will be switching their preferred footwear brand to Converse. However, that is not going to have the intended effect.

If you can’t or don’t want to Google “who owns Converse,” Nike owns it. The only way that could have been better is if Converse was co-owned by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the ghost of Karl Marx.

All of this outrage over Nike shoes has created fertile soil for quality dunks. Here are the funniest tweets from this whole debacle:

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Anyway, we still have concentration camps on U.S. soil.