The United States’ Silver Medal-winning Olympic bobsledder Lauren Gibbs finally gave into the leftist outrage mob that has relentlessly attacked over the course of the past few days on social media after she posted a selfie with First Daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
In the Twitter post accompanying the selfie, Gibbs wrote, “It’s important to remember that we don’t have to agree on everything to get along, be civil to each other and enjoy each others company. #itsforamerica it was a pleasure to meet you both!”
Gibbs also went on to allow Ivanka Trump to wear her Silver Medal that she won with Elana Meyers Taylor in the two-woman bobsled competition, after Ivanka reportedly questioned how it felt to wear an Olympic medal.
“I feel like this almost is like trying on someone’s wedding band,” Trump said. “Am I allowed?”
As is typical of the anti-Trump left, what followed was a barrage of hate, threats, and intimidation from a seemingly coordinated liberal outrage mob.
To her credit, Gibbs fought back against several critics before deleting the image.
“History will treat [President Donald Trump] as an equal to Hitler,” one user wrote. “Your children and grandchildren will be so embarrassed of you for this picture.”
We have a fortune teller on our hands…
— Lauren Gibbs (@lagibbs84) February 25, 2018
Another Twitter troll took the opportunity to accuse Gibbs, who happens to be black, of being a “complicit citizen to the very people working against your chance at a better life.”
Not complicit, just hoping that there is a better way… idealistic… Maybe but I would rather go that route than the back and forth name calling… ????????♀️
— Lauren Gibbs (@lagibbs84) February 25, 2018
While much of the reaction Gibbs received to her Tweet was the typical drivel we often hear from the anti-Trump left, it wasn’t all negative as some sensible Americans choose to weigh-in, as well.
You seem like a really nice person, the best kind of American! Thank you for representing our country so well on the world stage!
— Albert Rettenmaier (@ARettenmaier) February 27, 2018
First and foremost, YOU are an amazing woman!Just wow!The Olympics! Incredible. Second,thank you,for being a beautiful role model for all kids, looking up to you,I truly ( as a Momma and human being) appreciate you,This made me sad.We are all 1,human beings❤
— SAM (@Samarino1776) February 27, 2018
I’m not sorry… it needed to be said and if I have to take some mean tweets for it… I’m ok with that
— Lauren Gibbs (@lagibbs84) February 27, 2018
In the times in which we live, the world could use a few more athletes like Lauren Gibbs.
Ohio High School Football Players Reinstated After Suspension For Entering Field With Thin Blue Line, American Flags
Why were they even suspended?
Two Little Miami, Ohio high school football players who were suspended from their team for entering a game while carrying the Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line(commemorating firefighters) flags have been freed from suspension, after community members expressed outrage at the punishment of the two young men.
Jarad Bentley and Brady Williams had been given an indefinite suspension from the Little Miami High School football team for carrying the two flags onto the field before a game, apparently violating a rule against political symbols. The two seniors reject the notion that they were making a political statement, and one of the boys had spoken of his intention to honor first responders, such as his own father, on the anniversary of 9/11.
Two Little Miami football players pay the price for civil disobedience. They were told not to carry onto the field thin blue line and thin red line flags at their 9/11 game. They did anyway. The school has now suspended them from the team indefinitely. #ThinBlueLine #ThinRedLine pic.twitter.com/19y9GAvaxr
— David Winter (@DavidWinterTV) September 14, 2020
After concerned parents and community members organized a protest event to stand with Williams and Bentley, the Little Miami School Board reversed its decision, freeing the senior players from suspension.
The President of the school board seemed keen to establish that the institution “supports police,” perhaps feeling the pressure from angry parents displeased to see the patriotic young men kicked from the football team for an innocuous display of patriotism.
UPDATE: High school players REINSTATED after suspension for honoring 9/11 first responders ==>https://t.co/i7hbJ7VLgr
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 15, 2020
They still might face some consequences, and reportedly team officials had commanded the players not to enter the field with the flags. Their punishment will be settled within the athletic department’s code of conduct.
College and high school sports teams put on elaborate displays in support of the left-wing Black Lives Matter movement all the time. Pro-police and firefighter flags are not a political statement by a long shot. This suspension never should’ve been issued in the first place.
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