CNN Supervising Producer covering Trump White House, Matt Hoye, shared the pic with caption:
During a thunderstorm in #DC today, ##CNN photographer @abdallahcnn captured this great image of lightning striking the #WhiteHouse this afternoon.
— Matt Hoye (@mattyhoyeCNN) September 4, 2018
Donald Trump Blasts Nike & Kaepernick:
This lightning incident is coming after US president Donald Trump blasted Nike & Colin Kaepernick over their new ad campaign, saying he doesn’t think Nike should “Just Do It” with Colin Kaepernick because the ad campaign sends a “terrible message.”
The US president — who’s vehemently against NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem — told the Daily Caller he disagrees with Nike’s endorsement.
“I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of them doing it, maybe there’s a reason for them doing it … but I think as far as sending a message, I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent. There’s no reason for it.”
You’ll also recall that Donald Trump made headlines in September 2017 after saying NFL owners should fire players who kneel for the anthem, referring to them as “sons of bitches.”
Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad, which is part of Nike’s 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign sparked a major backlash that saw a lot of Nike consumers in the US, including the National Association of Police Organizations, calling for a Nike boycott, destroying the brand’s products and venting their displeasure on social media.
On the flip side, several celebs and athletes have publicly supported the ad.
Why did Colin Kaepernick kneel down?
American football star, Colin Kaepernick, started the “take a knee” national anthem protest, to protest police brutality towards blacks and people of colour in the United States.
This was during a period when repeated videos showing police shooting and killing unarmed black men, were posted online and they went viral. The videos illustrated the brutality that black people in America must contend with when dealing with some police officers, who often do not serve any prison time for pulling the trigger.
US President Donald Trump became a catalyst for the protest in September when he said during a campaign rally in Alabama that he wished that NFL players would be fired for kneeling during the national anthem.
According to Trump, kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful to American servicemen and women.