This Hero Took A Knee at Trump’s BS Patriotism Charade And The Internet Loves Him!
While President Donald Trump continues to make a huge fuss about NFL players protesting police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem at NFL games, the president held a bogus, hastily planned “Celebration of America” event Tuesday to show off Trump’s draft dodging, tax return hiding, (Russia colluding?) super-duper-uber-patriotism, from which the Superbowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were disinvited due to reports that as many as 10 players would not attend, in protest of Trump.
A reporter for TV2 in Denmark named Jesper Zølck caught a photo and video of a man who magnificently stuck it to Trump by taking a knee during the performance of the national anthem at Trump’s celebration.
At The White House. One guy in the audience took a knee during the national anthem at President Trumps celebration of America no Eagles event. Left right after – didn’t wanna talk pic.twitter.com/NLRGp26gln
— Jesper Zølck (@zolckTv2) June 5, 2018
A man takes a knee during Trump’s celebration. pic.twitter.com/zghJSk2YOu
— Carina Bergfeldt (@carinabergfeldt) June 5, 2018
The celebration event lasted roughly 10 minutes and featured Renditions of The Star-Spangled Banner and God Bless America by the United States Marine band in the US Army chorus notably president Trump didn’t seem to know the words to God Bless America.
Naturally, the internet went wild…
Holy crap, this is awesome. Random guy takes a knee during National Anthem at Trump's National Anthem celebration, which replaced the Eagles WH visit. pic.twitter.com/V0fv01Nkxv
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) June 5, 2018
A dude took a knee on the White House lawn during the anthem. 👊 so greatpic.twitter.com/faKZBsnDeY
— Bill Voigt (@billvoigt) June 5, 2018
To the man who took a knee at Trump's 'Celebration of America' event, I applaud you. pic.twitter.com/T3sp2I44s4
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) June 5, 2018
Related: Watch Trump Fail Miserably at Singing the National Anthem — Because He Didn’t Know the Words
Surprise! Santa is in the Resistance. Guess we know Trump will get a lump of coal in his stocking. Except, that climate crisis denying moron will probably just give it to Scott Pruitt.
Not all heroes wear capes…
Like this awesome chubby white guy who just took a knee in front of Trump’s “mandatory patriotism” celebration.
— Santa Claus, CEO 🎅🏻 (@SantaInc) June 5, 2018
Some guy takes a knee during National Anthem at National Anthem Celebration organized by Trump.
That's a real patriot! pic.twitter.com/ncdPbSGYbQ
— Sajede Dalili (@sajede_dalili) June 5, 2018
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) June 5, 2018
— 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit 🖕🏻 (@DearAuntCrabby) June 5, 2018
So there was one true patriotic American in the crowd.
They should all have taken a knee with him.
— Human (@jamespo77957520) June 5, 2018
A ‘Be This Guy’ For Today’s Resistance
A famous meme that has long circulated on the internet warning of the dangers of fascism features a lone man, August Landmesser, at a Nazi rally in Germany during World War Two, arms crossed, bravely defying the nazis all around him. Whoever this guy at the White House is, he’s the “Be This Guy” of our time, as the Resistance account Strictly Covfefe and Bill Madden were quick to point out – winning the last word on the subject from me.
Not unlike August Landmesser, who refused to give the Nazi salute, in a sea of obsequious sycophants loyal to racist, serial lying con-man Trump — in an act of civil disobedience, lone patriotic man takes a knee during Trump’s Eagles-less sham celebration https://t.co/6cqnSlcxtF
— Bill Madden (@activist360) June 5, 2018
Be this guy.
— StrictlyCovfefè 📻 (@christoq) June 5, 2018
Featured illustration by Reverb Press, using an image by Jesper Zølck from Twitter.
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Edward Lynn is a photographer, a graphic and web designer, a writer, an activist, a son, a brother, and a parent, just trying to do some good in the world we all have to live in. More posts by Edward Lynn.