Sen. Merkley trolls President Trump with ‘Just Do It’ meme

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It appears the art of the meme is not lost on one senator.

Last week, Nike released its latest line of “Just Do It” advertisements, featuring athletes across many major sports, including one who doesn’t currently play.

The choice of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who famously protested police brutality and racial injustice by taking a knee during the pregame National Anthem in the 2016 season, drew reactions from everyone across the political spectrum, including President Donald Trump.

A screenshot of a post from Donald Trump Jr.'s Instagram account (Screenshot)

The advertisement eventually developed into a meme on social media. Donald Trump Jr. used it to “fix” Nike’s original advertisement not once, but twice. 

A screenshot of a post from Donald Trump Jr.'s Instagram account (Screenshot)

On Friday, Sen. Jeff Merkley joined in with his own version of the meme.

A spokeswoman for Sen. Merkley confirmed to KOIN 6 News that the meme’s text was created by Merkley. 

You can view the original Kaepernick advertisement here. 

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