Don Trump Jr. asked why Biden supporters don't fly the American flag. The responses were magnificent.
The president's son tweeted out a tired, worn-out political stereotype and got what he deserved. On Friday morning he asked, "Why do you never see an American flag on a house with a Biden sign in the front yard?"
His underlying assumption is that Republicans love America more than Democrats.
Sure, you're probably a lot less likely to see a Democrat driving around in a pickup truck with a massive American flag flying from the back. You probably won't see too many Democrats with a bumper sticker that reads: "American, love it or leave it" either.
But that doesn't mean they love American any less. They just choose to express it differently.
This probably has to do with the fact that studies show conservatives are less critical of America than liberals. Which makes sense. For the most part, Republicans want to keep America as it is or restore it in ways they believe were better than now. Whereas, Democrats are constantly pushing for progress and change.
Believing that America has to keep moving forward to reach its true potential for all its citizens doesn't mean you love the country less. It just means you have higher expectations.
It's also a bit strange for Don Jr. to talk about patriotism when his father's administration has openly attempted to solicit foreign help from Russia to undermine U.S. elections. His father also openly sided with Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies and has fawned over murderous communist autocrat Kim Jong Un.
Is there anything less patriotic?
@DonaldJTrumpJr I fly the American flag because I am a patriot. What can’t understand is why people who support a t… https://t.co/7vbXemsm2c— Patricia Long (@Patricia Long) 1602204771.0
Don Jr.'s dim-witted tweet got a lot of great responses from Biden supporters who proudly fly the American flag. A lot of people also commented with photos of Trump supporters flying Confederate and Nazi flags, two movements that Americans proudly defeated in the past.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Why do I always see a Confederate flag on a house with a trump sign in the front yard? https://t.co/dpb7FVo1UB— Carl J. Feher (@Carl J. Feher) 1602257120.0
@johnpavlovitz @DonaldJTrumpJr Right? Why do you always see the Trump lovers flying the CONFEDERATE flag?? https://t.co/5GcqwTdvXV— Edna K., Regional Mgr., Soros/Antifa Inc. (@Edna K., Regional Mgr., Soros/Antifa Inc.) 1602199417.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/YWmwL5c4Jc— Carolyn from Maryland (@Carolyn from Maryland) 1602197836.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Why do you only ever see confederate flags on a house with a Trump sign in the front yard? https://t.co/D59JJ8Quqf— iSmile (@iSmile) 1602256323.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/0v7fPzDzxV— Buck4itt #BLM (@Buck4itt #BLM) 1602198461.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/79TM9C5IxC— Phineas Delgado, Retired Man of Action (@Phineas Delgado, Retired Man of Action) 1602261083.0
Don Jr. should have asked why you never, ever see a Biden supporter or Democrat flying a Nazi flag.
@DonaldJTrumpJr I have never seen a Biden flag with a swastika flag. https://t.co/rkv3DU0lB2— Flip Florida Blue - 25 days (@Flip Florida Blue - 25 days) 1602208563.0
@ZemanLynnZ @DonaldJTrumpJr Hey Jr https://t.co/bkxbbqBBWl— Elizabeth S 💙#I’mSpeaking! (@Elizabeth S 💙#I’mSpeaking!) 1602240984.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr 🖕🏽 https://t.co/VNB6dQN1Lr— Truth not BS (@Truth not BS) 1602201630.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Let's ask about this one first. https://t.co/zmPoXJhHyD— Ken Hagen (@Ken Hagen) 1602259847.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Why do you only find Swastikas and Confederate flags at houses supporting Trump? https://t.co/zg6BMg8RoT— Trump is dumber than a rock. Official. (@Trump is dumber than a rock. Official.) 1602198862.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr We don’t see Biden/Harris supporters marching in the streets, screaming “Jews will not replace us.… https://t.co/Hxda3Duqbb— Elizabeth Rydan (@Elizabeth Rydan) 1602199347.0
A lot of proud Americans shared their Biden signs and American flags.
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/lYVc1Z7D0h— LynnZ (@LynnZ) 1602221101.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr I do see American flags on houses with a Biden sign. Apparently, you don’t get out much. https://t.co/ldl9hflZwC— KikiBean42 (@KikiBean42) 1602200410.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Like this? https://t.co/Hf2HtwS3OA— Liddle Jessica Savage 🤷🏻♀️ (@Liddle Jessica Savage 🤷🏻♀️) 1602199502.0
@M2Madness @DonaldJTrumpJr Actually.... you are incorrect https://t.co/X4uKo2YMw5— Sue Bonnett (@Sue Bonnett) 1602198430.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Does this count as a flag? https://t.co/C12rlYdW8l— Vera - Voting Blue To Save America - #Biden2020 (@Vera - Voting Blue To Save America - #Biden2020) 1602219878.0
Much like religion, there's something to be said about tasteful displays of patriotism. Being tacky doesn't make you more patriotic.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Maybe because I choose to show my patriotism when I drive around looking for clan rallies and other… https://t.co/FAa5zM25RE— Frank Giugliano (@Frank Giugliano) 1602218409.0
@LeonaLioness6 @DonaldJTrumpJr Or add their liking to the flag totally disrespecting it or even hug one. 🤣 https://t.co/PCs49VDSNt— 𝓝𝓪𝓷𝓬𝔂 𝓢. 💋🐶💍👜🌊🧩 (@𝓝𝓪𝓷𝓬𝔂 𝓢. 💋🐶💍👜🌊🧩) 1602202261.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr I'll take Stupid Questions for $100 thanks, Alex. Because they understand loving America isn't abo… https://t.co/nCU2FFxK0z— Marc Howard (@Marc Howard) 1602200631.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Biden supporters proudly flew American flags. But coked out men kept stealing them for clothing. https://t.co/oCpIHYA9lB— Rick randall-uhrig (@Rick randall-uhrig) 1602245326.0
A lot of veterans are supporting Biden, too. While the U.S. military has traditionally overwhelmingly supported Republicans, Biden is within striking distance of the president. A Monmouth University poll from last month found
Trump with a narrow lead
over Biden among military voters in Florida, 50 percent to 46 percent.
@DonaldJTrumpJr My house. Four flags. Our dads were vets. Where did your dad serve? https://t.co/LkAEOSTklN— R_oz (@R_oz) 1602206366.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr I have a Biden sign and no flag, it does not make us unpatriotic. My husband is a veteran and my wh… https://t.co/yWBqIuMg2I— goldie (@goldie) 1602262094.0
Lynn Smith probably said it best.
As Mark Twain once said, "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." On November 3 we'll see how many patriotic Americans believe the current government, led by Don Jr's father, deserves our support. Sorry to tell you Don Jr., but so far,
it's not looking very good.
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