“View“co-host Meghan mccain American athlete flamed Gwen berry Tuesday about his controversial protest against the US flag and national anthem at an awards ceremony at the US Olympic trials this weekend.
In a scathing and emotional rebuke, McCain criticized Berry for creating a potential national security risk by making it easier for autocratic world leaders to deflect criticism of the United States on how they treat their citizens, he said. championed the importance of the flag to others who risked their lives serving in the military and supported Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, for attacks following his criticism of Berry.
“I just want first of all to say that Dan Crenshaw is an American hero. He’s a Navy SEAL who had his eye blown, among other things, and who was part of the Navy SEAL teams that killed terrorists and did things. incredible ways to defend our nation, ”he added. McCain said in response to his co-hosts’ attacks on Crenshaw following his criticism of Berry.
“The problem I have is that this woman is doing this internationally. And if anyone just saw Vladimir Putin’s recent speech when he met President Biden, they are using propaganda according to which America is such a mess on us, saying, ‘You think your country is so good out there? … You don’t even treat your people right.’ At the same time he literally imprisons people, “McCain added.” And we have our enemies and propagandists [sic] dictators using our own propaganda against us, which in turn turns into a real risk to national security. “
“My other problem with this is that I don’t understand why we can’t all share experiences in this space, or have our own stories, because for some reason my relationship with the flag is no longer allowed. love of the American Flag, my love of the national anthem, ”she said.
McCain related a story that his father, the late Sen. John mccain, told him about his time as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. She said that one of her father’s cell mates, Mike Christian, sewed a makeshift American flag into his prison uniform so he and his fellow inmates could take the oath of allegiance every day.
“One day the Vietnamese kidnappers found out about this and beat Mike Christian, to the point that his eyes and body were so badly injured he could barely move. And the second he was able to move again, want- you want to know the first thing Mike Christian started doing? ”said McCain.“ He started stitching the American flag back into his prison attire so his cell mates could take the pledge of allegiance and remember what they were doing and what they were fighting for in prison for America. “
“So excuse me if I don’t think some of these athletes represent America the same way,” she added. “I’ll die on that hill that it’s not appropriate or patriotic to go to a foreign country where you’re supposed to represent America, and act like it’s all about you. It’s not about you. , it’s all about us. “