Unless I am mistaken - that is a Confederate flag flying at Trump's reception in Poland.— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) July 6, 2017
This is madness. pic.twitter.com/pKzn3kzJhs
Although Dutch and French voters stomped out far-right populism by choosing more liberal candidates in their elections, United States President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Poland proves white nationalism is alive and well across the globe.
Trump was met by cheering crowds who were bussed in to Warsaw to hear his speech, Raw Story reports. Spotted among the large group was a Confederate battle flag, known by most Americans as a symbol of racism and slavery.
In a crowd shot broadcast by CNN, the flag can be seen being waved around proudly among the people. Ironically, Trump praised the spirited Polish audience after speaking on the nation’s experience in World War II.
It should be noted that the crowds were allegedly provided by the Polish government, and their enthusiastic responses were instructed to them in an effort to stroke Trump’s ego, which clearly worked.
Twitter, however, was not impressed by the display of misguided — and presumably staged — patriotism.
But why are people in Poland waving the Confederate flag at Trump visit? Because of its rich cultural importance, I suppose. pic.twitter.com/wFgRh6OPrg— Astrid Silva (@Astrid_NV) July 6, 2017
Someone in the crowd has a large Confederate flag. Might as well have a Nazis flag while you at it. Dear Poland you can keep Donald Trump!— JoJo (@DomajorReminor) July 6, 2017
There was a confederate flag at Trump's reception in Poland, and surely not because of heritage. pic.twitter.com/RJFuzTzFsQ— Zachary Fedell ???? (@zatchry) July 6, 2017
Why is someone in Poland holding a Confederate flag in your crowd?— Donald Trump Toupee (@TrumpeeToupee) July 6, 2017
It's almost like they were paid to be there, and given props to hold ?? pic.twitter.com/FstRk88I5q
A Confederate Flag was at trump's speech in #Poland.— Rodian Raskolnikov (@JohnDoe_997) July 6, 2017
As if it wasn't obvious enough that the crowd was staged..
Anyone who thnks Trump's election was not about white nationalism/supremacy needs to look at the confederate flag at his rally in Poland.— Stan DeWitt (@acustatic) July 6, 2017
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