NBC News contributor raised suspicions over President Trump’s order to fly US flags half-staff until Aug. 8.
Frank Figliuzzi said that President Trump’s decision to fly American flags half-staff until Aug. 8 in response to the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings could be seen by white supremacists as a nod to Adolf Hitler.
“The president’s either getting really good advice and rejecting it, or he’s getting really bad advice. We have to understand the adversary and the threat we’re dealing with, and if we don’t understand how they think we’ll never understand how to counter them, so it’s the little things and the language and messaging that matters.
The president says that we will fly our flags at half-mast until August 8, that’s 8/8. Now I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House,” Figliuzzi continued. “The numbers 8/8 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and the white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them, the numbers 8/8 stand for ‘Heil Hitler.
So we’re going to be raising the flag back up at dusk on 8/8. No one’s thinking about this. No one’s giving the advice, or he’s rejecting the advice,” he added.”
— Jason Overstreet (@JasonOverstreet) August 6, 2019
OK, here’s the truth: At first we were going to do this post, and then we weren’t going to do it, because wading through all of the responses to this tweet was absolutely soul-crushing. This nation is utterly broken if the number of people who believe this guy’s theory can be extrapolated to the general population.
We get that CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times (after it was shamed into line) are all going full-blast with the news that President Trump is a white supremacist. Beto O’Rourke can’t shut up about it. And Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso can be laid at Trump’s feet for inciting violence against people of color.
But in the absence of Alex Jones, NBC News has turned to its national security contributor to explain exactly why the president has ordered the American flag flown at half-staff until August 8. 8/8? And the eighth letter of the alphabet is H, which stands for Hitler. 88 = Heil Hitler. More
Insane does not even begin to describe this. NBC allows this despicable thing to spew his bile without challenge on national television. Another day, another MSM crackpot conspiracy theory designed to incite violence.
Keep fanning the flames of division NBC. You along with CNN, MSNBC, CBS, WAPO, NYT, etc aka the liberal MSM have lost the trust from the American public.
It’s garbage like this that incites hate.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
Become an insider!
Sign up for the free Freedom Outpost email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.