Who would’ve thought 7 years ago that the original American flag made by Betsy Ross would ever be deemed “racist” and a symbol of “white supremacy?”
Apparently not even the Democrats that are today doing just that.
In light of Nike’s decision to pull their special 4th of July sneaker over a certain sports star who also refuses to properly stand to honor our country with the Plege of Allegiance throwing a tantrum over the Betsy Ross flag being pictured on the shoe, let’s take a moment to rewind back to 2013 – when that same flag was proudly flown at then-President Barack Obama’s inauguration!
Take a look for yourself:
Check out what people are saying about the left's hypocrisy regarding the flag on Twitter:
Even Donald Trump Jr. responded to the photos of the Betsy Ross flag at Obama's inauguration circulating online:
So did Trump's campaign manager, Tim Murtaugh:
La Corte News has an overview of why the images of Obama's second inauguration where the Betsy Ross flag was flown are now popping up again online:
The Betsy Ross flag -- now widely condemned by the left and Democrats due to its racial connotations -- was prominently displayed during former President Barack Obama's second inauguration, as Fox News reported.
The story: This comes after Nike recently pulled sneakers that featured the Betsy Ross flag, saying the flag could “unintentionally offend” some people. The shoes were supposed to be released just before Independence Day.
Amid the controversy, left-leaning outlets and Democrats have either condoned Nike's decision or openly decried the flag.
“There are a lot of things in our history that are still very painful,” Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro told CBS News, citing “the Confederate flag that still flies in some places and is used as a symbol.”
Fox News also had the following to say:
While Democratsand media pundits pounce to decry the Betsy Ross flag as racially problematic -- with one even likening the symbol to Nazi swastikas -- the very same flag flew prominently during then-President Barack Obama’s second inauguration ceremony in 2013.
The reminder that the flag was displayed during Obama’s inauguration came amid the controversy from Nike halting the release of shoes bearing the flag, which flew during the Revolutionary War.
The company worried that the flag could “unintentionally offend” people, after controversial football player Colin Kaepernick expressed concern over the design, claiming it recalled the slavery era and has been appropriated by white nationalists. The controversy quickly worked its way into the national political bloodstream, with some Democratic presidential candidates siding with Nike.
President Trump's campaign fired back by noting the flag's otherwise broad appeal.
“Democrats running for president have officially lost it. Beto & Castro strongly imply that the Betsy Ross flag is a symbol of hatred. Do the rest of the Dems agree? Pictured here, of course, is the notorious flag prominently featured at President Obama's 2nd inauguration,” tweeted Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, also mocked those suddenly criticizing the flag, tweeting that “weird that no one had a problem with The Betsy Ross Flag when it flew over Obama’s inauguration.”
Liberal pundits and 2020 presidential candidates alike jumped on the controversy, with former HUD Secretary Julián Castro saying he was “glad to see” Nike removed the shoes over the “painful” symbol that he compared to the Confederate flag.
“There are a lot of things in our history that are still very painful,” Castro told CBS News. As an example, he cited “the Confederate flag that still flies in some places and is used as a symbol.”
This just goes to show how crazy the left has become in just 7 years time.
Will milk be considered racist because its white?
Oh wait...looks like it already is!