The internet winces at ‘embarrassing’ White House tweet celebrating Trump’s ‘flag molestation’
President Donald Trump hugs flag (Twitter)

The White House tweeted out a photo of President Donald Trump hugging a flag -- and other social media users cringed in embarrassment.

The president manhandled the U.S. flag Saturday before his rambling, two-hour-plus speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which raised eyebrows and prompted jokes all weekend, and the White House official account later celebrated Trump's bizarre gesture on Twitter.

Other Twitter users quickly reacted, and the tweet was widely criticized and mocked.