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Senator Just Delivered Devastating News To Nike – They Should Have Listened!

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The anthem kneeling protest controversy is yet again in the headlines. This time, it is because of Colin Kaepernick and Nike. The apparel company is making corporate decisions that are not sitting well with the American public.

While major news outlets are in a frenzy about it, so are politicians. And not just the ones in Washington DC. A Tennessee State Senator took umbrage with Nike’s actions and is now officially investigating them.

New Channel 19 reported,

“Tennessee State Senator Bo Watson says he asked the state’s office of legislative budget analysis to look into which state-financed colleges & universities have Nike contracts. That’s according to a tweet Senator Watson shared Saturday evening. This comes after the sports apparel giant released an ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick has drawn criticism for kneeling during the National Anthem prior to NFL games to protest police brutality towards minorities in the United States. Following the ad’s release, several sports programs across the country have cut ties with Nike, including the College of the Ozarks in Missouri. More recently, Liberty University in Virginia says the school is debating dropping Nike as an apparel supplier.

We have reached out to Senator Watson for further comment, but at this time, we have not received a reply. Depend on us to bring you updates to this story on-air and online as they are made available.”

The Times Free Press reported,

“Controversy over a Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and first athlete to kneel during the national anthem over police shootings involving blacks, is headed to the General Assembly. And quite possibly the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In a Friday tweet, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bo Watson, R-Hixson, said he has asked the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis to “review what TN state-financed colleges & universities have Nike contracts and report findings.”

Watson said in a Times Free Press interview Saturday that he asked for the review as a result of constituents who are upset about the Nike ad unveiled last week and now asking him whether any public higher education schools in Tennessee have Nike contracts. While the senator didn’t name any campus, UT-Knoxville began an eight-year Nike contract in 2015 that’s worth a total of $34.9 million in cash, equipment and other services, the Times Free Press and other news organizations reported at the time. Efforts to reach UTK athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak by email about the contract were unsuccessful Saturday afternoon. Another official noted his hands were likely full with the Tennessee Vols playing East Tennessee State University.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has a contract with Adidas, according to previous Times Free Press news accounts. In his tweet, Watson linked to another tweet, this from conservative Fox News talk show host and commentator Sean Hannity, who cites the College of the Ozarks, a private Christian college in Point Lookout, Mo., which last week announced it would no longer use Nike products. “IT BEGINS,” Hannity’s tweet states. “College Removes NIKE LOGO from All Athletic Gear Over Kaepernick Ad.”

A number of critics have taken to social media with photos or video of them setting fire to or defacing Nike products. Meanwhile, MarketWatch and other news outlets reported Saturday that Nike online sales jumped 31 percent after release of the Kaepernick ad. Watson said neither he nor others are denying Kaepernick’s constitutional right to speak nor Nike’s right “to endorse that behavior.” “But I think when people make expressions, when state dollars are involved at state institutions, I think we should at least review those and be pretty sure that the companies best represent Tennessee,” he said.

The first order, Watson said, is determining whether any public institutions have Nike contracts for uniforms and the like. “Is that a contract in the best interest of the state of Tennessee and the taxpayers?” Watson asked. “That’s a discussion for another day until we know exactly what the data is. I’m probably not alone as a legislator for having people asking what state universities in Tennessee have contracts with Nike.” The senator also noted “Nike has made political statements which of course there is a fair debate about it. Nike has decided to make a political statement and I’m not sure if the university, a land grant university, is in business or should be in business to make political statements.””

The legislature in Tennesse is controlled by Republicans. Often they have weighed in on various social issues involving UTK. The spot, which lasts a full two minutes, highlights several athletes such as Serena Williams and LeBron James. Additionally, it touches upon the anthem kneeling controversy, racial inequality, as well as police brutality.

Kaepernick is the one who narrates the ad for its duration. But he only appears on the screen midway through the advertisement. He ends the advertisement by saying, “believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Democrat Randy Price from Chattanooga will be facing Watson in the November general election. Price responded to Watson’s reaction to the Nike ad. In the quote he provided media he indicates that it was odd for Watson to focus on contracts and an investigation instead of racial inequality and police brutality.

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President Trump Announced How He Just Got Mexico To Pay For The Wall

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When President Trump said he would have Mexico pay for the wall on our southern border, he meant it. He just announced how they are going to do it too… through the USMCA (the revision of NAFTA). Which I suspect was the plan all along.

Very early this morning at about 4:38 am, Trump tweeted: “I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!”

For those doubters on Twitter (and you will see some of them below), I highly doubt the plan was ever to have Mexico pay for the wall up front. We would fund the wall and recoup the funding from Mexico. I don’t see what is so hard to understand about that. But it seems to be a financial move many can’t seem to grasp and that is beyond their comprehension.

SIGN PETITION DEMANDING TRUMP BUILD THE WALL 75,000 HAVE SIGNED

I fully support that if Congress just won’t fund the wall, having the military build it through Pentagon funding and then reimbursing them for it. Why? Because it is a national security issue and always has been. That border is a clear and present danger.

Why shouldn’t Trump have Mexico pay through the USMCA? And why all the negativity from people who are obviously poorly informed and just politically biased? They let their hate for the president dictate all their thoughts and actions rather than looking at the mechanics of the move and the benefits from it. I just don’t get these people. They have not even given this a chance and already they are shooting it down. That’s a leftist for you.

Check out the moves on Twitter over this:

https://twitter.com/crimsonfaith88/status/1073207655760576514

https://twitter.com/catgrinner/status/1073207093254066178

Most of these people don’t seem to get that a great deal of the funding for the wall was approved before Trump started all of this. I have never seen so many people so intent on leaving themselves open to attack. What a bunch of foolish, self-involved individuals. Just sad. Build the wall whatever it takes and do it fast before one of our many enemies gets a chance to severely cripple this nation once again.

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Three Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers Will Testify This Coming Week, “Explosive” Allegations to Come…

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“With regard to the investigation, which doesn’t get a lot of attention, into the Clinton foundation, the DOJ designated John Huber to look into this. They have 6,000 pages of evidence that they’ve gone through. The foundation raised $2.5 billion, and they’re looking into potential improprieties. What’s next on this investigation?” the Fox News host questioned Congressman Meadows.

“Well, I think for the American people, they want to bring some closure, not just a few sound bites, here or there, so we’re going to be having a hearing this week, not only covering over some of those 6,000 pages that you’re talking about, but hearing directly from three whistleblowers that have actually spent the majority of the last two years investigating this,” Meadows answered.

The Gateway Pundit reports:

Some of the allegations they make are quite explosive, Martha and as we just look at the contributions — now everybody’s focused on the contributions for the Clinton Foundation and what has happened just in the last year, but if you look at it, you know, it had a very strong rise, the minute she was selected as Secretary of State — then it dipped down when she was no longer there and then rose again, when she decided to run for president. So there’s all kinds of allegations of you know, pay-to-play and that kind of thing, “Meadows said.

Take a look:

In the three years following Hillary Clinton’s departure from her position in the State Department, the Clinton Foundation donations dropped by 90%.

The Gateway Pundit writes, “Hillary Clinton left the State Department in 2013 and it looks like nobody wants to pay since she can no longer play.”

Currently, the Clinton Foundation is being put under investigation by the Justice Department and the FBI for a whole plethora of reasons.

The Hill reports that the Clinton Foundation is also being investigated by the IRS in order to find out whether or not any “tax-exempt assets were converted for personal or political use.”

Numerous Clinton emails backing up the idea that the Clinton Foundation was involved in “pay-to-play” schemes during Clinton’s time serving as the head of the Department of State have been found by Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

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