Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney single-handedly exposed the left’s contempt for American patriotism and pride.
And he accomplished it without saying a word.
Mulvaney triggered the left with his fashion choice as he was spotted on an airport tarmac in Florida on Friday sporting a bold American flag shirt and Space Force cap.
— Tom Brenner (@tombrennerphoto) November 29, 2019
A photo of Mulvaney, snapped by Reuters photographer Tom Brenner at Palm Beach International Airport following his return with President Donald Trump and others from a surprise Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan, quickly went viral.
But in today’s America, the acting chief of staff did not get praise for his patriotic spirit after an inspiring visit with the nation’s troops stationed in Afghanistan over the holiday. Instead, Mulvaney was quickly targeted with memes, insults and degrading captions to the photo.
This is what disrespectful white trash Americans look like. He thinks that this offensive shirt “owns the Libs”. It doesn’t. It’s actually disrespecting the flag that our brave soldiers fight under, & violates Section 8 of the US Uniform Flag Code. Mulvaney couldn’t care less.?? https://t.co/kJzuOytmfH
— Paul Quinn (@PQuinn2007) November 30, 2019
Mulvaney’s shirt direct from the Walmart clearance rack.
— ♕♡☆Leticia Ѯ♔☆ (@ColinLeti) November 30, 2019
Mick Mulvaney dressing for the job he wants, not the one he has. pic.twitter.com/MjBb33hXZY
— Tristen Naylor (@TristenNaylor) November 29, 2019
Did Mick Mulvaney lose a bet? pic.twitter.com/a7LOosCcgy
— Andy (@andypatton) November 29, 2019
Many seemed especially bothered by Mulvaney’s cap.
— Jon-Christopher Bua (@JCBua) November 29, 2019
The shirt is remarkable but don’t overlook the Space Force! hat https://t.co/jeNgoRn2wi
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) November 29, 2019
Mick Mulvaney looks like a walking tool for Trump and possible Hatch Act violator with the Space Force hat. He makes it into the Hall of Fane for worst dress Chief of Staff and that includes any from the 70’s era. https://t.co/Y2dEWvaZ8C
— Teresa Ganim (@henleyurban) November 30, 2019
The “SPACE FORCE” hat is what really makes this outfit special https://t.co/NjOJZaCgiD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 29, 2019
His flag-themed shirt sparked heated debate on Twitter over patriotism versus protocol.
It’s the moronic Republican mindset that somehow, despite all evidence to the contrary, Conservatives are somehow more “Patriotic” than those “UnAmerican Socialist Libs”. Heck Trump trumpets this crap @ his every rally. He uses our troops as political props. That shirt is a prop.
— Paul Quinn (@PQuinn2007) November 30, 2019
It’s called patriotism. Looks like be wears it well. Yout, on the other hand, should learn humility.
— XTRResistance (@Maldito62) November 30, 2019
A perfect example of desecration of the flag.
— Nick Bangos (@BangosNick) November 29, 2019
Mulvaney’s photo sparked a trove of responses captioning the image and guessing what he looked like, including Trump’s caddy, an “8th grader on his first trip” to Washington, D.C., a gymnastic coach, and more.
Mick Mulvaney looks like he’s starring in a Disney+ movie about a 10-year-old who accidentally becomes president. pic.twitter.com/4wPI9i1yTJ
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) November 29, 2019
Despite the smug back pats and chortling by the liberals enjoying a shot at being clever, many Twitter users slammed the attacks on Mulvaney and his patriotism — especially in light of recent expressions by Democrats.
Democrats being paragons of decorum and appropriate attire; pic.twitter.com/mwFJVAIcnr
— EricStoner (@TesterTwitt) November 29, 2019
The comment about Mulvaney’s shirt disrespecting the flag was particularly hypocritical since Libs have no problem with NFL players or others disrespecting the flag by kneeling. Mulvaney’s patriotic shirt draws wrath of Twitter fashionistashttps://t.co/vKOc8I8Ru7
— KatDelT (@KatDelT) November 30, 2019
Mulvaney had just returned from making a very long, unselfish, and patriotic visit to soldiers in Afghanistan. And you focus on a shirt he’s wearing? Wow, you sure are filled with hatred Paul. Sad to be you. Hope you get some help rather than keep spewing vitriol online.
— Carl Ahlers (@AhlersCarl) November 30, 2019
— Conservative Patriot (@rodl00901709) November 30, 2019
Mick Mulvaney is now a target of the fashion police when he was seen wearing an American-flag-themed shirt and U.S. Space Force cap.
The Left said his shirt/hat was disrespectful & what white trash Americans look like.
But their “pink hats” are okay?https://t.co/xbFUjE8z9P
— Me, Myself & I ?? (@myjourneymyself) November 30, 2019
They seriously have nothing better to bitch about ??
— Anna Maga2020???? (@AnnaMaga7) November 30, 2019
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