Today, June 14th 2019, the United States is celebrating Flag Day; a day when we all take a moment and pay respects to the creation of our nation’s flag. Here’s a brief description of the day, via History.com:
‘On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
‘In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.’
Most United States government social media accounts are representing and making mention of the holiday. However, their use of graphic design and style choice has some people shaking their head in disbelief. Here is the White House on Twitter’s Flag Day posting:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 14, 2019
It’s kind of clever to put the image on Donald Trump hugging the American flag on their design. But it’s also kind of ironic because of how un-American Donald Trump is and has behaved since 2016-17. After all, we can’t forget the key findings on the recently-made-mostly-public Mueller Report:
Also, recent polling shows that Trump remains very unpopular. That can likely be attributed to how many Americans aren’t certain where Trump’s loyalties remain: to the country he is serving or to Russia?
From Intelligencer, dated June 12, 2019:
‘Not a single national public poll from any other outlet has ever shown Trump’s approval rating at 50 percent or higher, even in those “honeymoon” days immediately following his inauguration. He is the most consistently unpopular president since public opinion surveying began.’
Check out some of the best replies on Twitter to the White House’ use of Trump hugging the American flag. They are hilarious:
Featured image via YouTube screenshot.