An image going around social media claims Nike is responsible for President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again hats
The image comes during backlash towards Nike for hiring Colin Kaepernick for their latest ad campaign
The image of the hat has appeared online several times over the last year with a made in Mexico tag and made in China tag
Suppliers across China claim they are making merchandise for Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign but campaign officials say all merch is made in America
As social media users continue to share their outrage towards Nike for hiring Colin Kaepernick for their latest ad campaign, it is no surprise that a plethora of false information is being spread.
One viral image claims that Nike is responsible for manufacturing President Donald Trump’s well-known red “Make America Great Again” hats, also commonly known as MAGA hats. The picture shows the tag of the cap and which has the Nike swoosh.
Many are finding humor in Nike producing the same hat that has become synonymous with the extreme alt-right who commonly display racially controversial material. The same group is taking the blame for the current call for a boycott against Nike for their deal with Kaepernick.
The image of the MAGA hat though has clearly been photoshopped with the Nike swoosh. It is not the first time. The image appeared on reddit with a tag saying it was made in Mexico. Reddit users quickly believed the tag was photoshopped.
It appears the original version of the image had a tag saying it was made in China. The image was shared to Twitter where it managed to grab some viral attention.
Some hopped on this as a way to go after Trump for outsourcing jobs with his own hat, but in fact, there are many knockoff version of MAGA hats. Knockoff versions will most likely be made in China or other areas of the world.
In July, Textile suppliers complained that their Trump merchandise was being held up in customs and taking longer to reach their U.S. customers as a result. Yao Dandan, a manager at flag maker Shaoxing Keqiao Jiahao Arts & Crafts Co. also claimed to have products slowed down at customs. Dandan claimed his company has already sold 50,000 Trump flags this year.
While multiple Chinese companies claim to be making merch for Trump’s 2020 bis, a campaign official told Business Insider that “all their merchandise is made in the US, and vendors who suggest otherwise are lying or violating protected trademark rights.”