Sean Spicer Accidentally Wears Flag Pin Upside Down During Press Briefing

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was mocked on Friday afternoon for accidentally wearing his flag pin upside down during the daily briefing.

Reporters made note of the positioning of Spicer’s flag pin immediately after he took the podium this afternoon, and it took mere seconds for this to blow up on Twitter. In particular, Twitter users speculated that Spicer was plugging the upcoming season of House of Cards, as the logo for that show is an upside down American flag.

Some reporters also jokingly suggested that Spicer was wearing the flag pin this way as a cry for help. 4 U.S. Code § 8 states that the American flag “should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.”

As soon as Sean Spicer finished his opening remarks, he was handed a note from Omarosa Manigault, the White House’s director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. This note presumably informed Spicer that his flag pin was upside down, as he immediately adjusted the pin.

However, the flag pin was still not turned the right way, and so reporters, including John Roberts of Fox News, chimed in to tell Spicer that it was upside down. He sarcastically thanked them for the fashion advice and then moved on to the rest of the briefing.

During this light exchange, one reporter in the room actually mentioned the House of Cards connection, to which Spicer responded that he was not, in fact, doing a promotion for the Netflix show.

https://twitter.com/ditzkoff/status/840274076274982912

 

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Rosita Bowen

Watching this press conference. Questions re: Flynn. Was it asked if there are no background checks when hiring someone to oversee National Security in the US? I cannot not imagine this happening at all!!!

Anonymous

@Rosita . . . that’s what people who know what the fudge they are doing do, as opposed to the Cheeto-in-Chief and the Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight where it’s amateur hour 24/7!! Won’t matter one little bit though to Trump’s minions tho . . . they’ll either say it’s fake news or of no consequence.

Anonymous

WHAT A STUPID HEADLINE.. FAKE NEWS WHAT A JOKE. WHERE THE HELL ARE AMERICAS REAL NEWS PEOPLE

hsabin

There are FEW to NONE real news people. Liberal stations have NONE! Fox has a few and they are limited. RT and China CCTV and Al Jazeera know what they are and do not try to be “honest and real” which they aren’t!

Anonymous

@hsabin, since you seem to know so much, please define what constitutes “fake” news, and what constitutes “real” news, as opposed to providing examples. Thanks!

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