Donald Trump can't get the American flag right, social media tries to figure out why
Some went to the extent of stating that Trump was attempting to draw the Russian flag, which has stripes in red, white and blue.
Nothing is going right for President Donald Trump in the last few days, and this seems to have crept in even in is attempt to draw the American flag during a visit to a children's hoospital in Ohio.
In images that were shared widely on Twitter, it can be clearly seen that Trump has got the top red strip right, but has somehow skipped the next strip to color the following one in blue, leading many to speculate whether he was attempting a Russian flag. The US flag has 13 alternating red and white stripes representing the original colonies.
The pictures from the visit at Ohio's Nationwide Children's Hospital by Trump and first lady Melania Trump were first tweeted by Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar, who captioned them: "The opioid crisis is one of our top priorities at HHS, with a drumbeat of action on the full range of efforts where we can assist local communities. Today, I joined @POTUS & @FLOTUS in Ohio to learn how states and communities are responding to the challenge of opioid addiction."
The opioid crisis is one of our top priorities at HHS, with a drumbeat of action on the full range of efforts where we can assist local communities. Today, I joined @POTUS & @FLOTUS in Ohio to learn how states and communities are responding to the challenge of opioid addiction. pic.twitter.com/NwxSoeNznA— Alex Azar (@SecAzar) August 25, 2018
However, a closer look at one of the pictures, it can be made out that the president is having some tough time figuring out the colors of the national flag.
The President has colored his flag wrong.— Talia (@2020fight) August 25, 2018
That is all. pic.twitter.com/wWXBgR9I6V
Trump makes much for his love of the country, and has berated NFL players for taking the knee during the national anthem. He was also seen once hugging the stars and stripes after a rally. No wonder his faux pax wasn't taken lightly by some.
"American flag's stripes are red and white. Trump should know this, considering the fit he throws when someone kneels at a football game 'disrespecting the flag'." tweeted activist and songwriter Holly Figueroa O'Reilly.
Some made fun of the President's apparent mistake, others stated that the flag looked like Russia's flag, which has stripes in red, white and blue.
He’s just getting it confused with his flag. pic.twitter.com/j1J1qTTmkO— Christina (@christinavotes) August 25, 2018
So, while they were working on the opiod crisis, @POTUS #TRUMP was sitting with little kids, coloring... and getting the American flag colors WRONG. 🤡— Jennifur (@FurForceFive) August 26, 2018
He must have been thinking of the Russian flag. It has a blue stripe.😏 @realDonaldTrump is unfit to serve in ANY capacity.
However, some people were of the opinion that Trump coloring the flag wrong isn't much of a deal since there are already horrible things going on that needs to be attended to.
A lot of world problems are going on and we all decide to make a big deal about Donald Trump coloring the flag wrong. That's totally a major crisis...— Brent (@brent_hitman) August 25, 2018