Michael Flynn mocked after he forgets Pledge of Allegiance at pro-Trump rally: 'Bet he knows Russian version'

Flynn mumbled his way through the pledge at the South Carolina rally, leading many to wonder if he forgot the words


                            Michael Flynn mocked after he forgets Pledge of Allegiance at pro-Trump rally: 'Bet he knows Russian version'
Michael Flynn 'forgot' the lines to the Pledge of Allegiance at a pro-Trump biker rally on May 2 (Getty Images)

Michael Flynn, former president Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor has come under immense criticism after appearing to forget the Pledge of Allegiance. At a South Carolina rally, on May 2, Flynn can be seen mumbling his way through the pledge as the crowd chants on, in a video that has now gone viral. 

Flynn was in Lasdon, South Carolina along with QAnon supporter and attorney Lin Wood. Together, the duo was addressing the 'Bikers for Trump' rally, when the moment occurred. The clip was originally shared by Flordia attorney Ron Filipkowski and has since gone viral with over 730k views, 5k retweets, and 12k likes. 

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Donald Trump (L) jokes with retired Gen. Michael Flynn as they speak at a rally at Grand Junction Regional Airport on October 18, 2016 in Grand Junction Colorado. (Getty Images)

In the clip, Flynn can be heard egging on the crowd before the pledge, saying, "I want you to hear, not just listen, every single word of the Pledge of Allegiance. That is our pledge to each other, that is our pledge to this country. It's a Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. So put your hand over your heart, take your hats off here. Place your hand over your heart." 

He then begins the pledge, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America," before trailing off and going silent. He then rejoins the crowd at "Under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all". Here's the original video, posted by Filipkowski. He tweeted alleging that Flynn had forgotten the wrods, "Michael Flynn this afternoon was called up to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Lin Wood’s rally AND HE FORGOT THE WORDS!!! What kind of “Patriot” General doesn’t know the Pledge!"



 

 

Shortly after that tweet, 'Pledge of Allegiance' began trending on Twitter by Sunday, May 2, afternoon. Many users slammed Flynn for his alleged flub, with a lot of name-calling and accusing. 

Michael T. Flynn introduces Donald J. Trump before he delivered a speech at The Union League of Philadelphia on September 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)

'He couldn't bring himself to say it'

One person tweeted, "Michael Flynn couldn't remember the words to the Pledge of Allegiance! In his defense, not many of Putin's inner circle do..." Veteran David Weissman said, "Michael Flynn didn't forget the words; he knew that he broke his oath to defend the United States Constitution and couldn't bring himself to say the Pledge of Allegiance."



 

 



 

 

"It doesn’t surprise me a bit that Mike Flynn doesn’t know the words to the pledge of allegiance. These GQP are performative clowns who actually hate America and want to see it destroyed," another said slamming Flynn. 



 

 

Another person tweeted, "People shouldn't be surprised by the fact that Michael Flynn forgot the Pledge of Allegiance, because he's already pledged his allegiance to QAnon. HE IS A TRAITOR." One more person joked, "Michael Flynn didn’t know the words to the Pledge of Allegiance because he forgot which country he was pledging allegiance to."



 

 



 

 

"The reason Republicans like Michael Flynn have trouble with the Pledge of Allegiance, is because they fundamentally don't believe in, "LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL" tweeted one person. Another person slammed Flynn with his tweet, "Of course Mike Flynn doesn’t know the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. Most traitors to our republic have blocked them from their mind." Another chimed in saying: "I bet he knows the Russian version." Flynn had pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US at the time, Sergey Kislyak. Flynn had twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.



 

 



 

 



 

 

One commented, "Imagine being a retired Lieutenant General who is so far down the QAnon rabbit hole that you forget the pledge of allegiance". Another was clearly amused and tweeted, "I watched that clip of Michael Flynn pumping up the crowd for a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance before promptly forgetting the words and laughed my ass off. These people are so thoroughly beyond parody."



 

 



 

 

It's unclear if Flynn actually forgot the pledge or if something else happened. 

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