In the days leading up to the 4th of July holiday, Gallup released its annual poll asking Americans how proud they are of their country, and found our national pride has hit an all-time low.
The poll found that only 45% feel "Extremely Proud" of the United States, the lowest level polled since Gallup first started asking the question in 2001.
As Gallup summarized:
While 70% of U.S. adults overall say they are proud to be Americans, this includes fewer than half (45%) who are "extremely" proud, marking the second consecutive year that this reading is below the majority level.
Last year's poll found just 47% of Americans felt "Extremely Proud" to be American.
After the poll was released, Donald Trump's favorite morning show, 'Fox and Friends,' decided to get feedback from its Twitter followers, asking:
"What do you think is causing this decline?"
A new poll shows only 45% of men and women in the U.S. are 'extremely proud' to be American. That is the lowest amo… https://t.co/L3R1k6vYJ3— Fox & Friends First (@Fox & Friends First)1562153740.0
Well, Twitter did not hold back from offering all of the answers.
Trump's coziness with Putin, as well as his draconian immigration policies were popular responses.
@FoxFriendsFirst This is why https://t.co/MpftXHioSp— Murphy’s Law Can Fail (@Murphy’s Law Can Fail)1562156929.0
@FoxFriendsFirst Are you kidding? Are you proud of children in cages, people not being able to afford drugs, our cl… https://t.co/5LkB3DXv6D— Regina #Impeach+Indict (@Regina #Impeach+Indict)1562156619.0
@FoxFriendsFirst A president and Republican Congress working on Russia’s behalf? Treating other human beings as les… https://t.co/XCKGoc4CPz— Alexis Fernandes (@Alexis Fernandes)1562158343.0
With more than 14,000 replies on a tweet retweeted by fewer than 1,000 people, the ratio was in full effect.
People did not hold back.
@FoxFriendsFirst Off the top of my head .... he’s a serial sexual assaulter who groomed his daughter into the creep… https://t.co/U9LLRMRT3Z— Still Not Over It (@Still Not Over It)1562162170.0
@FoxFriendsFirst It’s a tough call, but I’ll give it a shot. I’d theorize it has something to do with a sociopath… https://t.co/I3eaBWSP1m— G.W.O. (@G.W.O.)1562156869.0
And of course, there were gifs and memes aplenty:
@FoxFriendsFirst Can I answer with a picture? https://t.co/s2pGPD6ikZ— DevinNunesTHEDragQueen (@DevinNunesTHEDragQueen)1562154544.0
@FoxFriendsFirst https://t.co/4kmZLiRL92— WaterBluSky (@WaterBluSky)1562156944.0
Any other questions, Fox?