In Georgia this weekend, former Army General Michael Flynn had what some might consider to be a rather embarrassing moment for someone who considers themselves a pluperfect example of American patriotism as Flynn seems to do. Speaking before a rally for embattled attorney and crack cocaine aficionado Lin Wood, Flynn told the crowd they were going to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag together, and then promptly forgot the words.
See Flynn’s botched attempt at the pledge here, below:
Michael Flynn this afternoon was called up to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Lin Wood’s rally AND HE FORGOT THE WORDS!!! What kind of “Patriot” General doesn’t know the Pledge! pic.twitter.com/1jNQFxdsL8
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 2, 2021
In an attempt to fix his mistake and restore the MAGA faithful’s confidence in his extreme patriotism, Flynn appeared on OAN this morning. During one segment of his interview, Flynn was asked why he forgot the words to the pledge at Wood’s rally. Flynn laughed, and said there was a “really simple explanation.”
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“I know all the damn words to the pledge, Jack. I just sometimes still get a little anxious in front of crowds, and the words got all twisted up in my brain that night.” Flynn said, before quickly adding, “Not that I’m some libtard elitist who uses my brain and thinks about stuff all the time. Thinking is for coastal limousine libs, not for uber-patriots like me and the Q-Nation!”
Flynn decided that the best way to assuage everyone’s fears would be to recite the pledge for everyone. Asking for “just a few moments of the viewing audience’s time,” Flynn then produced a small desk-sized American flag and put it down in front of him. Flynn stood, and saluted the flag as he recited the pledge.
In perfect Russian.
“There, see, Jack? I got every single syllable exactly верный! It’s just more fake news, ginned-up outrage and lies about me now knowing all the words,” Flynn insisted. “I just want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to clear that up, comrade.”
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