Stevieslaw: Trump Demands Pledge
President Trump, clearly playing to his strength, doubled down today by calling for all football players to recite the pledge of allegiance after each touchdown is scored. He said demanding the pledge would root out those players that had become unpatriotic between scoring drives. “Who could object to that?” Trump tweeted.
White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “President Trump’s statement is not hyperbole. There is ample historical precedent for demanding a continuous pledge of loyalty.”
“For example,” said Sanders, “During World War II, aviators on the island of Pianosa were required to pledge loyalty and allegiance before being permitted to eat, sleep, or fly bombing missions. The campaign—known as the great loyalty oath campaign—was very successful at rooting out traitors at the very moment they turned against America.”
N.Y. Times reporter, Glenn Thrush, pointed out that the incident Ms. Huckabee was referring to was right out of the novel, Catch 22, by Joseph Heller. He went on to commend her for making a statement that at least had some anchor in reality—even if that reality was fiction.
Fox News, in a show of solidarity with the President, will have their anchors recite the pledge before each story. And Rush Limbaugh, not to be outdone, said he will recite the pledge over and over on his show. “No one is more patriotic than I am,” said Rush.