Ann Coulter slams Trump for delay in ordering flags to fly half-mast after Capitol officer Brian Sicknick's death
Coulter wrote, 'And Trump delayed putting the White House flags at half-mast for Officer Sicknich (sic). That's how much he cares about his supporters'
Conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter slammed President Donald Trump for hesitating to order American flags to be flown at half-staff on federal property to mourn US Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick following the siege on January 6, especially since it was reported that Sicknick was a big supporter of the POTUS.
The proclamation by Trump to lower the flags at the White House and other federal buildings came days after flags at the Capitol had already been lowered. After Sicknick died Thursday from injuries he sustained during the Capitol riots, Trump had faced criticism from both sides of the political spectrum for not ordering flags to fly at half-staff. It was only after Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood died by suicide on Sunday that the White House released the proclamation. Flags will be flown at half-staff at the White House and all public grounds and U.S. military facilities around the world, as well as international embassies, legations and consular offices, until sunset on Wednesday, January 13.
Quote tweeting New York post reporter Sohrab Ahmari's post, which said, "Neither Biden nor Pelosi reckoned with an uncomfortable fact: Slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknich was a Trump supporter. Far from sharing the views of the #Resistance, he had written letters to his congressman opposing Trump’s impeachment," Coulter wrote, "And Trump delayed putting the White House flags at half-mast for Officer Sicknich (sic). That's how much he cares about his supporters."
And Trump delayed putting the White House flags at half-mast for Officer Sicknich. That's how much he cares about his supporters. https://t.co/c6wWBuViGn— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 11, 2021
A number of people agreed with Coulter, including liberals who were surprised that Coulter was speaking their hearts. "I have no hope for 2021 when it forces me to agree with Ann Coulter," one wrote while another said, "Ann, you and I have such a love/hate relationship. Right now I feel (double heart emoji) (martini emoji)" A third wrote, "You’re just figuring that out now?"
One more asked, "Having wine with Nancy?" Another said, "Damn, a moment of clarity there, Ann." The next noted, "And after all you’ve done for him...you haven’t received a medal of freedom? I thought maybe he just would have left it on your dresser on his way out..." A commenter tweeted, "Coulter, you are caught between a rock and a hard place."
I have no hope for 2021 when it forces me to agree with Ann Coulter.— Prunella (@prunella) January 11, 2021
Ann, you and I have such a love/hate relationship. Right now I feel 💕🍸— Matt Gaetz’ Liver 🍸 (@MattGaetzLiver) January 11, 2021
You’re just figuring that out now?— The Wolf Man (@maxdog48) January 11, 2021
Having wine with Nancy?— John (@goodinohio) January 11, 2021
Damn, a moment of clarity there, Ann.— Morgan Peters (@JaniceJoyHollad) January 11, 2021
Coulter, you are caught between a rock and a hard place.— ENtwang (@entwang62) January 11, 2021
According to a New York Post report, Sicknick, who has been used by Democrats as a martyr of the #Resistance against President Trump and his dangerous supporters and whose death was described by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a reminder of the need to “protect our country from all threats, foreign and domestic" they forgot to acknowledge the crucial fact -- Sicknick was a Trump supporter. His friend Caroline Behringer announced shortly after his death that the deceased had written letters to his congressman opposing Trump’s impeachment.
Six months after graduating from high school in 1997, Sicknick joined the Air National Guard. After that, he was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan. It took him a few years to realize that the United States was engaged in an “unnecessary war.” He expressed his growing doubts about the War on Terror in a series of letters he later wrote to the editor of his hometown paper in 2003. “Our troops are stretched very thin, and morale is dangerously low among them. I’m starting to see an increasing trend of US soldiers asking, ‘Why are we still here?’ ” he wrote.