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Flynn flubs the flag! Michael Flynn appears to forget the Pledge of Allegiance at pro-Trump rally

Flynn flubs the flag! Michael Flynn appears to forget the Pledge of Allegiance at pro-Trump rally

  • Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser seemed to forget the words to the Pledge of Allegiance
  • After encouraging the crowd to the recite the oath, Flynn suddenly fell silent
  • Flynn was appearing at a pro-Trump rally, Bikers for Trump, in South Carolina 

General Michael Flynn, former President Trump’s National Security Advisor, appeared to forget the words to the Pledge of Allegiance during a pro-Trump rally in South Carolina on Sunday.

A clip of the forgetful Flynn showed how the retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General began strongly enough as he instructed people remove their hats, before reciting the 31-word oath of allegiance. 

Flynn built up the moment as he encouraged everyone present to take part: ‘I want you to hear, not just listen – Every. Single. Word,’ he said.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump's former national security adviser seemed to forget the words to the Pledge of Allegiance

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser seemed to forget the words to the Pledge of Allegiance

‘I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America…’ Flynn began, but then he suddenly fell silent. 

The crowd helped him out as they continued to recite the rest of the pledge in unison.

Flynn joined back in with the Bikers for Trump group as they reached the final cadence. 

‘…under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,’ Flynn chimed in. 

After encouraging the crowd to the recite the oath, Flynn suddenly fell silent

After encouraging the crowd to the recite the oath, Flynn suddenly fell silent

After encouraging the crowd to the recite the oath, Flynn suddenly fell silent

Flynn is still making speeches and appearing at various GOP rally's including the Save America Patriot Rally in Florida last weekend

Flynn is still making speeches and appearing at various GOP rally's including the Save America Patriot Rally in Florida last weekend

Flynn is still making speeches and appearing at various GOP rally’s including the Save America Patriot Rally in Florida last weekend

Those gathered at the event which was held at the Honky Tonk saloon didn’t appear to notice Flynn’s flub and applauded afterwards but Twitter was not so forgiving.

‘Mike Flynn totally omitted ‘And to the Republic for which it stands.’ Freudian slip? Perhaps. Because he doesn’t have allegiance to OUR Republic. Only to Trumpism,’ wrote one Twitter user.   

‘He didn’t forget. He skipped the ‘to the Republic’ part because he wants to replace our Constitution with an authoritarian dictatorship,’ added another user.  

‘He could not get out the words ‘to the Republic.’ That’s pretty telling. His allegiance is to the (Russian) Federation,’ wrote another on social media.  

Those gathered at the event which was held at the Honky Tonk saloon didn't appear to notice Flynn's flub and applauded afterwards but Twitter was not so forgiving

Those gathered at the event which was held at the Honky Tonk saloon didn't appear to notice Flynn's flub and applauded afterwards but Twitter was not so forgiving

Those gathered at the event which was held at the Honky Tonk saloon didn’t appear to notice Flynn’s flub and applauded afterwards but Twitter was not so forgiving

Another Twitter user expressed surprise having been forced to recite the pledge at school from Kindergarten until 12th Grade. 

The only excuse would be dementia or Alzheimer’s other than that it’s baffling every kid from his generation said the pledge every day. 1000’s of times we said it.

President Trump pardoned Flynn last Thanksgiving. Flynn’s conviction for lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation was wiped following the presidential pardon.

In 2017, Trump fired Flynn after just weeks on the job after it was revealed he did not disclose his contacts with Russia’s former ambassador to the US to Vice President Mike Pence. 


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