Thursday's HOT MIC
About 10,000 people greeted Donald Trump in Poland but Raw Story, the ultra-left liberal rag, managed to find a Confederate flag:
President Donald Trump was met Thursday in Poland by cheering crowds bussed in for the occasion, and one of those well-wishers waved a Confederate flag.
Trump praised the Polish spirit after summing up the nation’s horrific experience in World War II as “trouble” and “tough,” as crowds provided by the Polish government cheered and chanted in approval.
A crowd shot broadcast by CNN, as the network awaited the president’s speech, clearly showed one of those Polish crowd members waving a Confederate battle flag.
It’s not clear who the person was or why they were waving the flag, which many Americans associate with slavery, racism and treason.
“Fox & Friends” approvingly noted the enthusiastic response to Trump’s speech, including chants of “USA,” but didn’t note reports that crowd members were instructed to cheer by the Polish government to flatter the U.S. president.
First, this isn't a commie rally where people are forced to cheer or go to jail. Public opinion polls in Poland show Trump's immigration policies are very popular and the president has better approval numbers in Poland than in any other country in Europe except Hungary.
But I want to extend my congratulations to Raw Story for blowing up the CNN screenshot to get a good picture of a Confederate flag. You've scooped the world and I wouldn't be surprised to see that image on major media outlets before the day is out.
What possible connection it has to reality is another question.