President Barack Obama speaks at Nike HQ
He just did it
Nike's headquarters recieved a presidential visit as Obama headed to Beaverton, Oregon on Friday as part of his travelling campaign to promote his trade agenda and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that is being negotiated by the U.S. and 11 other countries.
White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, said ahead of the visit: "The President is looking forward to visiting the Nike headquarters and using it to illustrate how a responsible trade agreement that includes enforceable labor and environmental standards would strongly benefit middle-class families and the American economy," apparently exemplifying Nike's practices.
Although the visit is not entirely supported by all, even within Obama's own Democratic party. Bernie Sanders, who recently revealed that he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, against Hillary Clinton, had asked that the president cancel the trip to Nike. Writing to Obama, he condemned what he claimed is Nike's "legacy of offshoring American jobs and exploiting low-wage workers." Obama continued nonetheless and arrived to an excited crowd of Nike employees, whom he addressed at a packed special conference set up at the sports brand's HQ.