Supporters of President Donald Trump on Sunday were accused of jeopardizing astronauts’ return to Earth.
After SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule became the first American spacecraft to splashdown in 45 years, a boat flying the Trump flag was spotted within feet of the astronauts.
The boaters were quickly called out on social media for “interfering” with the mission.
Watch the video and read some of the responses below.
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) August 2, 2020
Am I seeing this correctly? Did a private boat flying a Trump flag just approach Crew Dragon then have to be forced out? pic.twitter.com/sC8kYpZihK
— Emre Kelly (@EmreKelly) August 2, 2020
Looked like at least 3 private boats, one with a Trump 2020 flag
— Nathaniel Reed (@ReedReports) August 2, 2020
Hey Boaters for Trump, nice flag and all, but maybe give the space people a little room.
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) August 2, 2020
Some chuckleheads with a Trump flag on their boat are apparently interfering with the recovery of the capsule.
— Benjamin Byron Davis (@Tooda) August 2, 2020
Dear Morons (with or without Trump flags) running boats up near the #CrewDragon … GO AWAY. YOU ARE NOT HELPING.
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) August 2, 2020
A private boat with a Trump flag passed by SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour as recovery teams attempt to secure the spacecraft, in what appears to be a serious violation of the splashdown zone's safety area. pic.twitter.com/kwbpAlYM9t
— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) August 2, 2020
So is Pres. @realDonaldTrump going to say something about the private boats flying Trump flags that got in the way of the @SpaceX Dragon capsule recovery, endangering the @NASA astronauts and themselves? pic.twitter.com/Zf0jlrMLkE
— James Ford (@jamesfordtv) August 2, 2020
Note that one of these dicks needlessly interfering with a tricky recovery operation is flying a Trump flag.
— Gareth Jones (@GarethJonesTV) August 2, 2020
Evangelicals don’t care about endangered GOP senators as long as they get their Ginsburg replacement: report
In a candid interview with the New York Times, the leader of a Christian-based anti-choice group admitted that she didn't care if some GOP lawmakers on the November ballot go down to defeat for supporting whomever Donald Trump, picks to fill the Supreme Court seat that belonged to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
With Senate Republicans led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) determined to ram through an appointment before they possibly lose control of the chamber, some GOP lawmakers are looking at a vote for the replacement as a possible last act in office.
Republicans’ rush to replace Ginsburg is why they all need to be driven from office: columnist
In a column for the Washington Post, Karen Tumulty pointed out that Senate Republicans' insistence on snapping up the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election -- after blocking Merrick Garland in 2016 -- is one more reason why they GOP must lose control of the Senate.
With Republican lawmakers fanning out on Sunday defending their hypocrisy on presidential election-year votes on high court nominees, Tumulty wasn't having it and called some of them out by name.
WATCH: Trump supporters yell ‘white power’ as 2020 convoy speeds through college town
Supporters of President Donald Trump were caught on video over the weekend shouting "white power" as they participated in a convoy to bolster the Republican ticket.
The incident was said to have occurred in Elon, a small college town in North Carolina.
According to the Triad City Beat, the convoy was organized by conservative activist Gary Williamson, who coordinated with the local Young Republicans chapter.
Watch the video below.
Video clip shows supporters in a Trump convoy passing through Elon, NC shouting "White power!" two separate times. ACTBAC founder Gary Williamson organized the convoy, which coordinated w/ a Alamance County Young Republicans event #Election2020 #ncpol pic.twitter.com/VQo8Hmgkc0