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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    In a shocking, though predictable bit of fate, the commander in chief sat and talked through a flag lowering ceremony.

    Fire the SOB.

    Indeed, seemingly totally unaware of everyone else and the ceremony, the man who whines incessantly about NFL players protesting racism did indeed not stand for the flag. One might think he did not care.

    Trump sits, talks through song lowering the flag at military base amid NFL anthem controversy

    President Trump sat and talked through the nightly playing of "Retreat" as the American flag was lowered on a Pennsylvania Air National Guard base during his interview with Sean Hannity.

    Trump, who has been criticizing NFL players who kneel through the national anthem to protest racism, seemed caught off-guard by loudspeakers playing "Retreat." The song is played every night at military bases to signal the American flag being lowered and the end of the official duty day.
    He is just a hot mess. Figures Trump would do worse than kneeling respectfully for a cause.

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    Trump talks through solemn military ceremony: “Are they playing that for you or me?
    So much for respecting the troops

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    President Donald Trump clearly had no clue how to properly respect a longstanding military tradition on Wednesday night during his interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
    As the president spoke to Hannity at an Air National Guard hangar in Middletown, Pennsylvania, the tune of "Retreat" was heard over the loudspeakers. The song is "part of a firmly rooted tradition that predates the American Revolutionary War; the U.S. military tune signals the start and end of the official duty day," Task and Purpose reported.

    "When the American flag is lowered and raised on US military installations, a bugle blares on loudspeakers as service members and civilians pay their respects to the flag...
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    WATCH THIS. IT IS A RIOT!!

    Robin Williams as troops "Retreat" at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD9QAAEfQEA
    Last edited by cpicturetaker12; 12th October 2017 at 04:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    they shouldn't have scheduled an interview during that time. That's on his staff. But, as president, he should have stopped the interview and honored the lowering of the flag. He didn't recognize it for what it was. Neither did the audience. Which is even more disturbing.
    I don't wanna get too technical here, but he went to MILITARY SCHOOL? They didn't lower the flag and teach flag etiquette at a military school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Uh, Obama is not British.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    But, but, but Obama......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    You don't know much about official shit do you? Besides the above is useless. It's a picture WITH ZERO CONTEXT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    I knew you would be too dishonest to address the topic of Trump. You know, the guy who bitches about respecting the flag just before he dishonors it himself. Somehow it seems appropriate that you support his hypocrisy.
    Plus THAT'S HER ANTHEM, not ours, so what is the dumbass' point? The band played too soon? That would have been THEIR 'gaffe', not his.

    Really, I'm lost on this one! But considering the source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    I don't wanna get too technical here, but he went to MILITARY SCHOOL? They didn't lower the flag and teach flag etiquette at a military school?
    no idea what's going on with that. He shouldn't have been doing an interview during that time. His staff screwed up. But so did who ever they called to schedule the event. This shouldn't have happened. The CIC should never have been sitting there in a hanger doing an interview in plain audio range of the flag lowering ceremony. But yeah, if you're outside in range where you can hear, you're suppose to stop what you're doing , face the flag, are behave accordingly.

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