By Collin Rugg
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that President Joe Biden supports Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry who turned her back on the American flag at the medal ceremony in Oregon during the Olympic trials.
Psaki explained that Biden “respects” her and her right to “peacefully protest.” How can you be the president of the United States and support someone who hates your country?
Psaki explained that Biden is “incredibly proud to be an American and has great respect for the anthem and all that it represents, especially for our men and women serving in uniform all around the world.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
As the Daily Wire reported Sunday, athlete Gwen Berry said she felt as though she was “set up” when the “Star-Spangled Banner” played while she was on the podium receiving her third-place medal for the hammer throw — and award that qualifies her to participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“As the National Anthem began to play with the winners standing on the podium, Berry turned away from the flag so that she was facing the stands. Toward the end of the anthem, she pulled up a black t-shirt with the words ‘Activist Athlete’ on the front to cover her head,” the Daily Wire noted.
Berry says she was told the anthem would play sometime before she was on the podium receiving her medal. USA Track and Field, which handled the Olympic qualifier event, said that the anthem is scheduled to play daily at 5:20, per a “previously published schedule,” and that the hammer throw athletes happened to be on the podium at the right time.
“I feel like it was setup,” a clearly deranged Berry told The Washington Post. “I feel like they did that on purpose, and I was pissed, to be honest. I was thinking about what should I do. Eventually, I just stayed there and just swayed. I put my shirt over my head. It was real disrespectful. I know they did that on purpose, but it’ll be all right. I see what’s up.”
Berry was absolutely destroyed on social media and gained the attention of several lawmakers who want to remove her from the US Olympic team.
“We don’t need any more activist athletes,” Representative Dan Crenshaw said Fox News on Monday. “She should be removed from the team. The entire point of the Olympic team is to represent the United States of America. It’s the entire point.”
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Author: Collin Rugg
Source: Trending Politics: CONFIRMED: Biden Approves Of Olympian Disrespecting The Flag, Says He “Respects” Her