The North Carolina Republican Party posted an embarrassingly erroneous tweet directed at Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine.
The group called Kaine “shameful” for wearing a “Honduras flag pin” on his jacket lapel during his DNC speech.
Whoever is in charge of the group’s Twitter account may want to get their eyes checked because Kaine’s pin was not a Honduras flag, but a Blue Star service pin for families of those serving in the military.
The two symbols actually look nothing alike. The Honduras flag has two light blue stripes separated by a white stripe and five blue stars in the center while the Blue Star service pin is designed with a single blue star in the center of a white rectangle bordered in red.
According to The Huffington Post, Kaine’s son, Nat, is currently serving in the U.S. Marines with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines. He was just deployed to Eastern Europe.
Reporter Ben Amey of WNYT — based in Albany, New York — caught the blunder and set the record straight. He also preemptively took a screenshot of the tweet before they had a chance to delete it.
The group thanked Amey for notifying them of their mistake, but didn’t bother to apologize to Kaine and his family.
Members of the GOP have proven their lack of good judgment by allowing Donald Trump to become their presidential nominee, so the mistakes they make come as no huge surprise.
However, this amateur attempt to shame the opposition fell really short and ultimately left them with egg on their faces, so to speak.
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