California Governor Calls on Nike to Move Business From AZ to CA, Thanks Them for ‘Doing the Right Thing’

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Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) offered Nike to move their business to his state after Arizona rescinded their tax benefits, saying the shoe manufacturer did “the right thing” by pulling a Betsy Ross flag-themed shoe from production.

After Governor Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) gave Nike’s tax benefits the boot when the company pulled a shoe from production due to a former NFL quarterback — Colin Kaepernick — claiming the flag was offensive, Newsom offered the shoe giant to move their business to the Golden State, praising them as doing the “right thing” by calling back the shoe.

“Hey, [Nike] — we’re just a quick jaunt over the border…” wrote the California governor. “Thank you for doing the right thing. [California] is open for business and welcomes those that represent the best of our American values.”

The offer did not strike a chord with some users on Twitter, however.

One user blasted Newsom by saying that Nike was going to Arizona originally because California “is a death trap for business.”

Another took a shot at the Golden State’s homelessness problem, saying that Nike “should invent a shoe” that prevented “human feces” from being trapped in the soles of the shoes while “walking around” San Fransisco — where Newsom served as mayor.

One was a bit more blunt about his views on the state of California.

The California governor was not the only state executive making moves to court Nike. New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) offered to “talk” with the shoe giant, as well.

Newsom’s tweet came after the Arizona governor’s move to revoke financial incentives for Nike to open up shop in Goodyear, Arizona, as IJR Red previously reported.

Kaepernick had claimed the iconic Betsy Ross flag — which flew in the American Revolution — was offensive because it was connected to a time in American history when slavery was legal.

Nike had already shipped the shoes to retailers before calling them back. A Nike spokeswoman said that the shoes were pulled because they “featured the old version of the American flag.”

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Jeffrey Moore
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Despite what the detractors say, if we in California could get rid of voter fraud, we’d elect conservatives.

Nike won’t move to California because of high taxes – unless it gets a deal from the Dems.

Most of Nike’s business and employees are overseas making far less than our minimum wage.

William Conley
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William Conley

So by Collins let’s call it logic everybody and everything done during slavery periods is racist and should be shunned and forgotten in the sands of time? Ok let forget the founding of the nation let’s forget the Constitution and all the rights it provides. Then let’s also forget the civil war and the emancipation proclamation so slavery is effectively legal again and nobody has any rights they don’t take and uphold by force. That’s the type of world you want Collin shitforbrains this clown doesn’t even understand how damn ignorant he is or the entire premise of why he… Read more »

mary
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TRUE AMERICAN VALUES???? WHOSE??? May I ask, certainly NOT MINE!! Unbelievable, Nike, you deserve what you get, especially the move to CA, that’s where ALL the evils of this country dwell, you’ll fit in just fine!!!

Friend
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Nike may be evil, but I doubt they are stupid enough to move to CA. Businesses LEAVE CA because of the taxes and regulations. But if Nike moves there, maybe it will put them out of business, especially with a little help from our boycott.

Patti Harrison
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Hmmm…But governor, you already have the highest state taxes, and you’re still raising them, how is a big business supposed to make money, and what about the workers, what are they supposed to live on, remember, living wages, which we have in Arizona!!

Bonnie Keever
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California needs a source to afford there illegal problems not the people who are living on the street they already shown they don’t care about them they are more worried about the illegals

william jackson
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The Gov of the state of Kalifornication encourages companies to move there — a place that despises the American flag. Liberalism is whacked.

Tess
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Yes, please move your business from AZ to CA……then just as quickly make CA a country unto itself. It no longer has place in the United States of America.

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