Praise is pouring in for Madison Cawthorn, a Republican House candidate in North Carolina, after he stood from his wheelchair to honor the American flag.
Cawthorn, who was injured in a car accident at the age of 18 leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, delivered an inspirational speech at the Republican National Convention, in which he implored Americans not to “cower to a mob.”
A leftist mob currently demanding complete capitulation on denouncing America.
“You can kneel before God but stand for our flag,” he said.
“Be a radical for liberty and be a radical for our republic for which I stand,” Cawthorn continued. “One nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2020
An Inspirational Moment
President Trump shared the video of the 25-year-old’s inspirational speech, while son Eric retweeted a clip of his recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
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“[Madison] is a total star!” Eric captioned the video.
While Cawthorn has the intestinal fortitude to stand and support his country, many other ‘stars’ in the sporting world are embarrassing themselves by taking a knee and boycotting games over the recent shooting of Jacob Blake.
Blake, despite the media’s best efforts to paint a different story, was reported for trespassing and taking a woman’s keys, had a warrant for a violent felony and two misdemeanors, ignored commands from Wisconsin police officers, physically fought with them, and then lunged for a knife.
How did athletes handle the news of the shooting? By ignoring those facts and running away from the basketball court or baseball field, tails tucked firmly between their legs, afraid to accept the reality of what happened rather than the media’s version of events.
They, unlike Cawthorn, cowered to the mob. Disgraceful.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) August 27, 2020
Cawthorn’s inspirational moment was reminiscent of a ceremony in which World War II veteran and former presidential candidate Bob Dole received a Congressional Gold Medal.
Dole, 94-years-young at the time, stood from his wheelchair during the playing of the National Anthem.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 18, 2018
Now that is a ‘radical for liberty.’
Not everybody was impressed with Cawthorn, however.
PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor criticized the young Republican for engaging in a “direct rebuke” to black athletes.
“Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans should stand during the pledge of allegiance [and] national anthem,” she tweeted.
“It was a direct rebuke of actions by [people] – including black athletes who are currently sitting out games – protesting police brutality,” she claimed.
If you thought, “certainly nobody could attack this man in a wheelchair for standing up at the end of his speech,” you haven’t met our completely insane White House press corps, currently viciously attacking a paralyzed man for not sharing their far-left political views. https://t.co/aDNqFg68hj
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 27, 2020
President Trump earlier this year criticized Alcindor for constant negative reporting regarding the pandemic saying, “That’s why no one trusts the media anymore.”
Now there is a new reason.
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