Nike scrapped a new Betsy Ross USA-themed shoe following complaints by anti-American former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, which has received praise from Democrats.
2020 Democrat candidate Julian Castro even compared the Betsy Ross flag to the Confederate flag as a symbol of prejudice.
"Look, there are a lot of things in our history that are still very painful," Castro said on CBS. "The Confederate flag that still flies in some places and is used as a symbol."
"And I believe that we need to move toward an inclusive America that understands that pain, that doesn't wipe it away from history in the sense that it still belongs in a museum, or we need to read about it and understand the significance."
However, the virtue-signaling by Nike and Democrats was hastily conceived, because former President Barack Obama – America's first black president – flew the same Betsy Ross flag around the Capitol building during his second inauguration in 2013.
By the left's logic, Obama too must be a racist, xenophobic bigot.
As conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh predicted, targeting the American flag has become a new rallying cry for Democrats, especially as the nation prepares to celebrate its national independence, a concept the left cannot tolerate if they want to usher in their precious global government.