President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald “Don” Jr. seems to despise Democrats almost as much as his father.
This was especially evident after Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address, when Trump Jr. took to Twitter to criticize female Democratic Congresswomen for not wearing flag pins.
The American flag lapel pin came into national popularity with Richard Nixon as a statement against anti-Vietnam war protestors. Since then, it’s warped into a flawed test for candidates and lawmakers to prove their patriotism. During the 2008 election, eventual President Barack Obama ended up on the receiving end of Republican outrage for not wearing the item. “I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest,” he defended. “Instead I’m going to try to tell the American people what I believe… and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism.” Bill O’Reilly made a similar statement after 9/11: “I’m just a regular guy. Watch me and you’ll know what I think without wearing a pin.”
Yet Trump Jr. seems to think flag pins are the deciding factor of dedication to this country, which is interesting, because he wasn’t wearing one himself, nor were any Trump family members.
People didn’t hesitate to point this out.
Where were your flag pins, dork? pic.twitter.com/D82txDV1GY
— 🏀𝕮𝖗𝖎𝖒𝖘𝖔𝖓🌩️𝕾𝖙𝖔𝖗𝖒☭🚩 (@FeloniousBunk) February 6, 2019
Not one American flag pin in sight. pic.twitter.com/rDPhqZzCrj
— Cole (@TryUsingGoogle) February 6, 2019
How about that one? See any flag pins? Hypocrisy pic.twitter.com/bKNKfh4M16
— Patrick Gallagher (@PatrickGman) February 7, 2019
— Linda (@linda_calabrese) February 7, 2019
Nor is this new.
Only trash people fail to wear flag pins. pic.twitter.com/EXx60PToay
— Patrick O'Shea (@poshea) February 7, 2019
Ya know, one of these guys isn't wearing an American flag lapel pin. I'm not saying he's a USA hating, terrorist sympathizer or anything but… pic.twitter.com/yu57Cip2EA
— Patrick Faulds (@TartanTaterTot) February 6, 2019
Not one flag pin among them. pic.twitter.com/inmrYh1auQ
— AC ☧ (@TheCouchman) February 6, 2019
Dude. Police yourself and your family first. Not one flag pin among you. Your daddy didn’t even wear a flag pin when he swore on the Bible to defend America. Well, he reneged on that, just as he’s done on every promise. But, still… pic.twitter.com/BHVfuY6dtK
— Becky Brunton (@BeckyIB) February 7, 2019
They still weren’t done eviscerating Trump Jr.