The White House this week said the president's speech would steer clear of being a political rally, but there were some subtle jabs at Democrats.
""Hey @Kaepernick7 after a lot of thought, we have decided it's best to just do it. #America," the tweet from the Tennessee Smokies read, and included photos of the team's field with a Betsy Ross flag drawn on the infield.
"Words matter, symbols matter too," Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson said. "Why don't we wear a swastika for July Fourth? Because I don't know, it makes a difference. The cross burning on somebody's lawn... because those symbols are symbols of hate."
Americus Reed, a marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania, told The New York Times that the Betsy Ross flag was a symbol of race-based oppression similar to the Confederate flag.
Nike pulled its "Air Max 1" shoes after pressure from the former NFL player Colin Kaepernick who said he was unhappy with the 13-star American flag on its heel.
Nike announced it would nix selling a new shoe with an Revolutionary War-era American flag after Colin Kaepernik expressed displeasure with the flag, calling it offensive.
The Air Max 1 USA design was slated to go on sale at retail stores this week but a call from the former NFL player and activist reportedly resulted in Nike pulling the sneaker.
The shoe was to feature a "Betsy Ross Flag" on its heel, and was expected to celebrate Independence Day.
A lot of people are angry at the comments, but some agree.
Memorial Day honors those who have fallen in American wars.
High-profile attorney Michael Avenatti denied attempting to extort Nike for more than $20 million after federal prosecutors in New York charged him.
"@MichaelAvenatti, if you plead fast enough, you might just get to share a cell with Michael Cohen!" Trump Jr. tweeted.
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"Being a sports store without Nike is kind of like being a milk store without milk," the store's owner said.
A Change.org petition argues that the Nike Air Max 270 shoe outer sole logo resembles the word "Allah" in Arabic.
The carpet python named Nike is recovering at a veterinary clinic after being found near death by animal handlers.
Dominick Breedlove, aged 24, of Hudson, was detained by officers from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. He said the shoes were for a gift.
"The share of production costs of Nike and Adidas shoes that ends up in a worker's pocket is now a staggering 30 percent less than in the early 1990s," the Clean Clothes Campaign said.
Donald Trump Jr., similarly to his father, has been a vocal critic of the national anthem protest started by Colin Kaepernick.
If folks charring their Air Monarchs taught us anything, it's that we've lost the thread.