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It's long been a Republican talking point that Democrats are less patriotic than their colleagues on the other side of the aisle.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, seized upon this inaccurate perception to chastise Democratic members of Congress by sending them American flags, a copy of the Flag Code from the United States Code, and a letter with more pettiness on the page than ink.

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U.S. President Donald Trump waves during a meeting of the National Space Council at the East Room of the White House June 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump signed an executive order to establish the Space Force, an independent and co-equal military branch, as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Not only is it President Donald Trump's birthday—er, John McCain Day—but the 14th of June also marks Flag Day which celebrates the adoption of the stars and stripes as the official flag of the United States.

Naturally, the White House found a way to make it all about the president...and make everyone uncomfortable in the process.

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