At a Bikers for Trump rally, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn appeared to forget the words to the Pledge of Allegiance.
Flynn was in South Carolina for Linn Wood, who is running to take over the Republican Party in South Carolina.
"I want you to hear, not just listen, every single word of the Pledge of Allegiance. That is our pledge to each other, that is our pledge to this country. It's a Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. So put your hand over your heart, take your hats off here. Place your hand over your heart," Flynn told the crowd before botching the Pledge. "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, indivi-..." He then trailed off and let the crowd continue for him.
Michael Flynn this afternoon was called up to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Lin Wood’s rally AND HE FORGOT THE W… https://t.co/NEH5wayN8O— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski) 1619982082.0
He then proceeded to tell the audience that Wood is the only man for the job because South Carolina Republicans aren't real Republicans.
"We are not going to accept this RINO crowd, these Republicans that have been stabbing — they've been stabbing Trump in the back, they've been stabbing you in the back," Flynn said.
It was something that prompted hilarious backlash and mockery from the internet.
See the comments from folks below:
Michael Flynn couldn't remember the words to the Pledge of Allegiance! In his defense, not many of Putin's inner circle do...— Brian O'Sullivan (@Brian O'Sullivan) 1619989293.0
‘Oh, you meant THAT pledge of allegiance...’— NoelCaslerComedy (@NoelCaslerComedy) 1619991492.0
Michael Flynn didn't forget the words; he knew that he broke his oath to defend the United States Constitution and… https://t.co/PnGeILKRM7— David Weissman (@David Weissman) 1619987803.0
Michael Flynn can recite the QAnon pledge perfectly but doesn't appear to know the words to the Pledge of Allegianc… https://t.co/k32rKDEjmA— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson) 1619996638.0
Michael Flynn’s brother, General Flynn, left the Capitol undefended for so many hours on 1/6 because of “optics” Y… https://t.co/LBw8c7PNw0— Lindy Li (@Lindy Li) 1620000306.0
It doesn’t surprise me a bit that Mike Flynn doesn’t know the words to the pledge of allegiance. These GQP are per… https://t.co/IrEsgCz2pk— Ben Meiselas (@Ben Meiselas) 1619991750.0
The reason Republicans like Michael Flynn have trouble with the Pledge of Allegiance, is because they fundamentally… https://t.co/MzxrlhJCAa— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin) 1619988706.0
I watched that clip of Michael Flynn pumping up the crowd for a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance before promp… https://t.co/qHBoCS37Cd— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈) 1619999052.0
People shouldn't be surprised by the fact that Michael Flynn forgot the Pledge of Allegiance, because he's already… https://t.co/SRmhl0fVOA— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1620000588.0
GOP'S national security adviser doesn't know the words to the Pledge of Allegiance but does know the credo for Qanon. Sounds right.— Jesse Ferguson (@Jesse Ferguson) 1620001118.0
Imagine being a retired Lieutenant General who is so far down the QAnon rabbit hole that you forget the pledge of a… https://t.co/TOUx7Wf7v5— Fifty Shades of Whey (@Fifty Shades of Whey) 1619996099.0
Give Michael Flynn a break. #Trump and Melanie don't know the words to the Pledge of Allegiance, so why should he? https://t.co/tyjb31MGcO— Things Goin' On (@Things Goin' On) 1619990491.0
It should come as no surprise, Michael Flynn, couldn't remember the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. It's not so… https://t.co/Q3icI6Hhrv— Mike Pence - Professional Mannequin (@Mike Pence - Professional Mannequin) 1619991345.0
So, Flynn forgot the words to the pledge of allegiance and I couldn’t care less because no one should be pledging a… https://t.co/TGRbOvrmKl— Comrade Misty is Putin’s Buddy 🍀 (@Comrade Misty is Putin’s Buddy 🍀) 1619989930.0
Michael Flynn’s pledge of allegiance: Roses are red Violets are blue Are you United States? I want to screw you— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊) 1619991676.0
Not only did Michael Flynn forget the words to the Pledge of Allegiance (understandable... former guy did as well),… https://t.co/NtYYWJ5vlh— Fr. Robert R. Ballecer, SJ (@Fr. Robert R. Ballecer, SJ) 1619992704.0
When you’re so used to saying the Russian Pledge of Allegiance, it’s easy to forget the American one. https://t.co/iEBLT2NZuE— Hil.i.am (@Hil.i.am) 1619999172.0
Michael Flynn is an enemy to the Pledge of Allegiance, which is why he’s using it to manipulate the emotions of Trump’s cult.— Sarah Reese Jones (@Sarah Reese Jones) 1620000881.0