Trump colors the American flag wrong during visit to Ohio children’s hospital

During a visit to an Ohio children’s hospital this Friday, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump sat with children and colored in pictures of the American flag, but according to a picture posted to Twitter by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the President of these United States apparently had a little trouble remembering where the right colors were supposed to go.

When the photo was posted, a Twitter user going by the name “Talia” zoomed in on the picture, revealing that Trump’s flag had a blue stripe colored in where the flag’s red and white stripes were supposed to be.

Another photo first posted by Azar seemed to confirm the patriotic faux pas. Again, highlighted by Talia, the picture shows Trump applying what looks to be a blue marker to the paper.

Talia’s initial tweet blew up and as of this writing has received well over 250,000 retweets and likes. Naturally, people piled on the flub from a president who uses the flag for his divisive propaganda. One Twitter user pointed out that Trump’s screw-up looked reminiscent of the Russian flag.

Someone tried to defend Trump by suggesting that he was simply making a pro-police “Thin Blue Line flag”:

But that was quickly debunked by someone pointing out that “there is no red on the thin blue line flag.”

“You’d think there’d be a social media editor to prune out the photos that suggest that the President of the United States can’t color an accurate reproduction of the single graphic he probably sees more than any other,” Gabrielle Bruny writes in Esquire.

Either way, we now know there’s a step beneath Trump not knowing the words to “God Bless America.”

Featured image via Twitter

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.