Donald Trump allows the “debasement of American flags” as they appear next to the North Korean flags at his summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. You will recall Trump was upset at black NFL players taking a knee during the pre-game national anthem but has no qualms about sullying flag by allowing it to be placed next to the flag of one of the biggest human rights violators in the world.
Former CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash said “the spectacle of seeing the American flags along with the [North Korean] flags as the backdrop for that handshake is really jarring actually to see, to witness.”
“In fact, I would say it’s somewhat disgusting. It’s actually a debasement of the American flag,” he continued.
“This is a despotic regime that murders its own citizens. And so we’re putting him on the same stage as the American president. Now, hopefully, it will serve a larger purpose. Which is to ensure security for American interests and our allies on the peninsula,” Bash said.
Trump couldn’t stop telling the murderous tyrant how honored he was to be holding the summit with him. That’s after he insulted our allies at the G-7 Summit. This dude treats our friends like enemies and our enemies like his best friends.
The Kim regime gets a propaganda victory with this photo. That’s a concession we made to them before the summit. Did they agree to anything before the summit in exchange for that concession? I thought Trump was supposed to be an expert dealmaker.#TrumpKimSummit pic.twitter.com/KBvOuBJ2ZO
— Jonathan Riley (@JonRiley7) June 12, 2018
– Trump supported by Russia
– Rodman on @CNN wearing MAGA gear
– NK Flag stands equal to the American flag, while American politicians tell Canada's PM to go to hell.
– Kids are snatched from their parents
– Guns flow like a chocolate fountain#TrumpKimSummit
— Amanda Blount (@amandablount2) June 12, 2018
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) June 12, 2018
The American flag is side by side with the North Korean flag as though we are equals.
— Ryan Knight 🌊 (@ProudResister) June 12, 2018
Putting the American flag next to the flag of a nation that has routinely oppressed its people & their rights is disrespectful to our country & troops, kneeling for the anthem isn’t. #TrumpKimSummit
— Simar (@sahluwal) June 12, 2018