GOP Gov. Ducey Sports Nikes After Being ‘Embarrassed’ By Betsy Ross Shoe Recall

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES - 2018/06/07: Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) discussing the opioid crisis and foster care families and policies to protect children and treat parents at the American Enterprise Institute  in Washington. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Oh, say can you see … the irony?

A mere three days after his Twitter tirade against Nike for recalling its Betsy Ross flag-themed shoes, GOP Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was seen sporting the iconic swoosh at a Fourth of July barbecue.

Ducey had responded angrily in a multiple-tweet statement to the brand’s decision Tuesday, saying that he’d withdraw financial incentives for a Nike manufacturing plant scheduled to open outside of Phoenix.

Nike decided to pull its Betsy Ross flag-themed shoes after former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who’s known as a face of the brand, said that they harken back to an era of slavery.

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