California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) took to Twitter to defend Nike after Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars for the shoe company to locate there following its decision to pull an American flag-themed shoe off the shelves. Newsom commented “…we’re just a quick jaunt over the border” and then thanked Nike for “doing the right thing” and that “CA is open for business and welcomes those that represent the best of American values.” You know… because American values include kneeling during the national anthem and decrying serial racism while pulling down millions of dollars from the NFL.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On Tuesday night, after Nike had canceled an American flag-themed shoe, triggering Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to withdraw financial incentives for Nike to open a manufacturing facility in Arizona, California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted that Nike was “doing the right thing” and represented “the best of our American values.”
Hey, @Nike — 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. pic.twitter.com/dLN7EuYBFS
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 3, 2019
Newsom’s comment “we’re just a quick jaunt over the border…” was a response to Ducey’s decision to withdraw financial incentives for Nike to open a manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona. Ducey had tweeted:
Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike. Nike is an iconic American brand and American company.