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Donald Trump Literally Hugs American Flag During Mexico Wall Rant

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is known for ham-fisted displays of affection for cultural symbols, but his move at a rally in Tampa, Florida Saturday might even surprise the two Corinthians he loves so much. In the middle of a rant about former President of Mexico Vicente Fox dropping an f-bomb (heaven forfend!), Trump’s crowd began to chant “Build that wall! Build that wall!”

What happened next could best be accompanied by some 70s rhythm guitar and Vaseline on the lens:

Here’s hoping no one ever shines a black light on that thing.

Trump’s gesture is so weird that it’s hard to find anything in the US Flag Code that applies, although there’s a good argument to be made that he violated at least this provision:

The flag should never touch anything beneath it

 

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