In a show of anti-American sentiment that will surprise precisely no one, Sasha and Malia Obama were allegedly caught on camera burning a United States flag during a protest in Washington, DC. Kneeling across the street from the White House, they were seen wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts and singing “Amazing Grace” while holding hands with other protestors.
But things took a turn for the worse when riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd, all to clear the way for President Donald Jebediah Trump to waddle across the street for a photo op in front of a church he doesn’t attend, wave around a copy of a holy book he doesn’t read, and ramble like a psychotic dictator of a country he doesn’t love.
Sasha and Malia had come to the protest equipped with military-grade gas masks, so they were not overcome by the tear gas that crippled so many of their fellow protestors. They stood still in front of the advancing police, trying to give others a chance to escape the rubber bullets and tear gas.
As the police shoved their way through the peaceful crowd, an enraged officer ripped an American flag out of the hands of a group of high school students who were standing silently, holding the flag, and refusing to give up their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.
Just then, recognizing the Obama daughters, the cop wadded up the flag, lit a corner of it on fire, waved to a news camera from OAN, and threw the burning flag at Sasha and Malia.
The Obamas, horrified to see a flag being burned, stretched it out between them to try to keep more of it from catching fire. That’s when the camera caught the image of them, holding a burning American flag.
Presidential historian Sandy Batt, who has always hated made-up stories about the Obama girls, rolled her eyes and said,
“Oh for god’s sake, people will really think they burned a U.S. flag,” when she was reached for comment.
Don’t be one of those people.