Bernie Sanders replaces POW/MIA flag with transgender flag
Bernie Sanders has replaced a POW/MIA flag with a transgender flag outside of his office. He posted the picture and wrote on Twitter, "Discrimination has no place in our society. I am proud to display this flag as a symbol of my support for transgender people across the country. We must stand with transgender people in all of our communities."
The reaction has not been good. People responded asking why he had to remove the POW/MIA flag when he could have added the transgender flag right next to it. There was no reason for him to remove a flag when he could just add the extra one. It's not like having an extra flag outside of his office would have been in anyone's way. He could have appealed to everyone by leaving the POW/MIA flag where it was.
As expected, Bernie Sanders got roasted for it. Even worse, he doesn't even know how to display the flags properly. He was also accused of throwing it up there for a photo op to get some cred and suck in voters.
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Discrimination has no place in our society. I am proud to display this flag as a symbol of my support for transgender people across the country. We must stand with transgender people in all of our communities. pic.twitter.com/W6Esa16vzP— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 26, 2019
Wait, why again are we REPLACING the POW/MIA flags? Can't we just ADD the Transgender Pride flag? ???????????— Justin Hall (@altashcheth) March 29, 2019
No shade to trans rights or the LGBT movement, but the American flag should be displayed to its own right (or to the viewer's left) of any other flag. ???????— Lindsey Geisz (@lindseygeisz) March 27, 2019
I appreciate this gesture from politicians, but it doesn't seem backed up by his behavior or rhetoric.— Autumn???????????????????? (@autumnlocrian) March 26, 2019
Also a little petty, but the folds make it look like you just took it out of the box for a quick photo-op...
What a shame. Bernie Sanders is just too unrelatable. He's out there on his own planet.
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