Michael Flynn was accused by on line critics of forgetting the words and phrases to the Pledge of Allegiance, after a clip surfaced of the former national security adviser main the pledge at a rally with Lin Wood.
On Sunday, Flynn and Lin Wood, a QAnon-supporting lawyer, shipped remarks at a Bikers for Trump rally in Ladson, South Carolina. In a 47-second clip, shared by Florida attorney Ron Filipkowski, Flynn tells the group: “Listen, I am going to say a Pledge of Allegiance. You happen to be heading to say it along with me.”
“I want you to hear, not just hear, just about every one term of the Pledge of Allegiance. That is our pledge to every other, that is our pledge to this state. It is really a Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of The united states. So place your hand about your heart, consider your hats off here. Place your hand over your heart,” Flynn says, before starting up the pledge.
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of The usa, indivi-…” Flynn starts off, prior to trailing off and missing some phrases as the group continues.
“… Under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” he states, rejoining the group.
Along with the video clip, Filipkowski wrote: “Michael Flynn this afternoon was known as up to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Lin Wood’s rally AND HE FORGOT THE Terms!!! What variety of ‘Patriot’ Common does not know the Pledge!”
“Pledge of Allegiance” commenced trending on Twitter Sunday afternoon, with thousands of users weighing on Flynn’s alleged flub of the pledge.
U.S. Army veteran and previous Trump supporter David Weissman tweeted: “Michael Flynn didn’t forget about the text he realized that he broke his oath to defend the United States Structure and couldn’t provide himself to say the Pledge of Allegiance.”
“Michael Flynn forgot the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. ‘What sort of ‘Patriot’ doesn’t know the Pledge?’ Answer: A Trump / MAGA / Republican / QAnon ‘Patriot,'” commented Dean Wallace, district director for California State Assembly member Buffy Wicks.
Movie producer Even Shapiro wrote: “Michael Flynn isn’t going to know the words to the Pledge Of Allegiance. That’s ok, Mike. Most terrorists can not.”
“Michael Flynn is a traitor, duh. But I hardly ever skip a possibility to take note Pledge of Allegiance writer Frances Bellamy was a lifelong Christian Socialist who launched the Modern society of Christian Socialists & was forced out of a Boston ministry for ‘preaching against the evils of capitalism,'” tweeted Fitchburg Point out University professor Benjamin Railton.
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