Trump slammed for mixing up The Pledge of Allegiance, Internet calls POTUS and Melania ‘a disgrace in every way’

Trump slammed for mixing up The Pledge of Allegiance, Internet calls POTUS and Melania ‘a disgrace in every way’
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11. However, the White House occupants were “clearly”, as some remarked, unable to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. While POTUS managed to recite some of the words only to look confused, Melania did not even attempt to recite the pledge, from what appears in the videos that are being shared by the Internet. Soon the top echelons of politics became the talk of the town for failing to properly recite the pledge as users stormed social media slamming them. Some users argued that he has skipped "God" from the recital while others wrote that he might have not known about the American flag and National Anthem too. Some feel Americans are conned by them given the President’s failed recital. 

A new U.S. citizen holds a flag to his chest during the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the New York Public Library, July 3, 2018 in New York City. 200 immigrants from 50 countries became citizens during the ceremony, one day before America's Independence Day (Getty Images)

A user wrote sharing their video, “The current occupants of the White House do not know the words to The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States - an expression of allegiance to the flag of the United States and the Republic of the United States of America. Trump & Melania are a disgrace in every way. Watch”.The user continued, “Trump doesn't even know why the American flag has 13 stripes.”Media person Sacha Haworth wrote asking for Trump to resign. “Does this video show Trump eLimiNAtiNG GOD from the pledge of allegiance on 9/11!?  OMG resign! I'm assuming this will also be Facebook's #1 story and will generate days and days of media coverage!!!!” 

Another concurred, “Trump said the pledge of allegiance but didn’t say “under God.”Evangelicals is this your guy?!”

Author Don Winslow wrote how Americans are conned by them. “They attack Black athletes for kneeling for something RIGHT and JUST. And then they stand there and cannot even recite the pledge of allegiance. They don't love this country. The truth is that these are horrible, terrible people that 62 million Americans got conned by.”

Others felt he didn't even know some words of the National Anthem. “Look at him, trying so hard to remember the words he doesn't believe in, to begin with. He doesn't know the words to the National Anthem either, and I bet he couldn't recite the Lord's Prayer if his life depended on it.”








What is the Pledge of Allegiance?

The Pledge of Allegiance is a gesture of allegiance to the flag and the republic of the United States of America. Such a pledge was first composed, with a text different from the one recited in present times, by Captain George Thatcher Balch, a Union Army Officer during the Civil War and later a scholar and teacher of patriotism in New York City schools. Toward the end of his life, while the auditor of the New York City Board of Education, he spent much effort on preaching patriotism amongst children of the nation's public schools. 
However, the version of the pledge used today was largely devised by Francis Bellamy in 1892, and formally adopted in 1942 and got its official name in 1945. But before the official adoption, certain alterations were made to the pledge as mentioned in Way Back Machine. “The flag of the United States” replaced the words “my Flag” in 1923 because some foreign-born people might have in mind the flag of the country of their birth instead of the American flag. A year later, in 1924, “of America” was added after “United States.” The last modification in language landed on Flag Day 1954 when Congress passed a law, which added the words “under God” after “one nation,” the site mentions. It is this “under God” that people have noticed, Trump and Melania have missed in their 9/11 remembrance ceremony. 

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