(Undated) -- President Trump says Beaverton-based Nike is sending a terrible message choosing Colin Kaepernick as the new face of its Just Do It ad campaign. Trump told The Daily Caller Tuesday that maybe there's a reason for Nike doing it, but as far as messages go it's one that shouldn't be sent. Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback, was the first player to kneel during the national anthem two years ago to protest treatment of minorities in America. Trump said that while he doesn't agree with Nike's decision, the freedom to make that choice is what the country is all about. Trump has previously said players who kneel should be fired.