Trump Wishes He Lowered Flag for Ashli Babbitt: Report

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  11 comments

By:   Ken Meyer (Mediaite)

Trump Wishes He Lowered Flag for Ashli Babbitt: Report
A new report says former President Donald Trump regrets that he didn't lower the White House's American flag in honor of deceased Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt.

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Former President Donald Trump regrets that he didn't lower the White House's American flag in honor of deceased Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt, according to a new report.

Babbitt was shot dead on January 6th after she and other Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, and she was trying to break into the House Chamber where lawmakers were sheltering in place. The Daily Beast reports that Trump complained that he should've lowered the flag to half-staff in Babbitt's honor.

"As recently as in the past two weeks, Trump had mentioned that one reason Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, deserved such an honor was because of her nearly decade-and-a-half service in the military," the Beast reported, quoting a source.

The report notes that in the days following the riot, Trump did order the flag to be lowered at the White House and other federal buildings. This was while he was under massive political pressure to honor the Capitol police officers who died in the riot's aftermath.

Ever since Babbitt's death, conservatives have attempted to depict her asa political martyr while demanding the name of the Capitol officer who fatally shot her. As Trump complains about the legal consequences his supporters face in connection with the riot, he has also praised Babbitt, demanded to know who killed her, and insinuated without evidence that someone close to a high-ranking Democrat is responsible for her death.

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago
"As recently as in the past two weeks, Trump had mentioned that one reason Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, deserved such an honor was because of her nearly decade-and-a-half service in the military," the Beast reported, quoting a source.

Absurd. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Trump is still stupid as ever.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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1.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Kavika @1.1    2 weeks ago
Trump is still stupid as ever.

He really knows how to pander to his base. In turn he's glorified as their "savior". It's part of his narcissism.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  evilgenius @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

He really knows how to pander to his base. In turn he's glorified as their "savior". It's part of his narcissism.

At least he's consistent.  He also wants to honor our Confederate War enemies with statues.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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1.1.3  evilgenius  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.2    2 weeks ago
He also wants to honor our Confederate War enemies with statues.

I doubt he cares about any Confederate, it's again just a big pander to the white grievance conservatives that make up his base. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

Democratic jurisdictions across the country lowered flags for George Floyd, and Nancy pelosi gave his family a flag that flew over the Capitol.

unless you were outraged about what was actually done for Floyd, there’s no reason to be whining over what Trump thought of doing for this woman.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    2 weeks ago
Democratic jurisdictions across the country lowered flags for George Floyd, and Nancy pelosi gave his family a flag that flew over the Capitol.

I may not agree with them doing it, but George Floyd did not try to overturn the government like Babbitt.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.2  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    2 weeks ago

Trump didn’t think of it until he had a mutinous epiphany.  Before that, in his mind she was just another one of his expendable white trash supporters.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

He wouldn't allow the POW/MIA flag to be flown at the WH but wanted a flag lowered for that pos?   He really is an asshole.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.1  Split Personality  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3    2 weeks ago

Thank YOU PB

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    2 weeks ago

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