Donald Trump attended today’s Army-Navy football game, which by definition means he humiliated himself. He’s a five-time draft dodger who criminally conspired with a foreign nation to rig the 2016 election, and he’s currently being impeached because he tried to criminally conspire with another foreign nation to rig the 2020 election. He’s the least patriotic person in America. But it was even worse than that today.
No, we’re not talking about the fact that Donald Trump demonstrated today that he has no idea how to flip a coin. Here’s a hint, jackass: it’s called “flipping” a coin because you’re supposed to flip it, not carelessly throw it straight up in the air like it’s the latest copy of the Constitution you just set on fire. But something far, far worse than that happened at today’s game.
At a point in the game where a group of cadets knew the television camera was on them, some of them made the “white power” hand signal that’s become closely associated with the Donald Trump movement over the past three years. Check out this horrifying video:
When the President of the United States is an openly racist monster, and he’s invited to attend a football game between two branches of the U.S. military, it sends a signal that racism is somehow trendy, or funny, or okay. These cadets will likely see their military careers tank over this incident, and yet Donald Trump won’t be sanctioned for inspiring it. Trump will end up in prison after his illegitimate presidency is over. In the meantime, he shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near any public event, let alone one where he’s having such a horrifying effect on our military.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report