Latest Fact-checks in Patriotism Vivek Ramaswamy stated on June 18, 2023 in an interview with "Fox News Sunday": “Young Americans across this country are no longer proud to be American.” VoteVets stated on March 2, 2022 in an ad: "Donald Trump's appeasement of Putin wasn't just a personal act of treason, it's the Republican Party's official position." Instagram posts stated on August 29, 2021 in an Instagram post: “The Biden White House had no representative” who came to honor the return of the 13 service members’ remains at Dover Air Force Base. Kayleigh McEnany stated on July 6, 2021 in a TV segment: “We know most of our forefathers, all of our main Founding Fathers were against slavery, recognized the evils of it.” Facebook posts stated on July 1, 2021 in a Facebook post: A Marine painted his house red, white and blue after he "was told by his neighbors that he could not fly the American flag in his yard all year long." Viral image stated on May 18, 2021 in a Facebook post: Says James Mattis said, “If you burn the American flag you’ll spend two years in the military. I promise you, you’ll be cured of the desire to burn a flag ever again.” Facebook posts stated on September 23, 2020 in a Facebook post: “Don’t buy the new Pepsi can coming out with pics of the Empire State building and the Pledge of Allegiance on them. Pepsi left out 2 little words in the pledge ‘Under God.’” Republican Party of Wisconsin stated on September 17, 2020 in Campaign mailer: "At the Democratic convention, the Pledge of Allegiance was read with the words 'under God' removed." Tweets stated on September 21, 2020 in a tweet: “Joe Biden completely botches the Pledge of Allegiance.” Viral image stated on April 26, 2020 in a Facebook post: Students no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. Facebook posts stated on September 17, 2020 in a Facebook post: “McDonald’s removes their American flags in support of Antifa & BLM nationwide.” Facebook posts stated on September 5, 2020 in a Facebook post: “Kroger Corporate says employees can not wear flag masks but they can wear BLM masks!” Facebook posts stated on August 28, 2020 in a Facebook post: Olive Garden employees are allowed to wear Black Lives Matter masks “but NOT the American flag.” Viral image stated on June 19, 2020 in a viral image: NFL player “stood alone" while his whole team stayed in the locker room during the national anthem, “a real American patriot!” Bloggers stated on June 15, 2020 in a blog post: “Speaker Pelosi presents a special ‘service flag’ to Mr. Floyd’s family.” Viral image stated on February 2, 2020 in a Facebook post: Says Joe Biden’s campaign told an Iowa library where Jill Biden was holding an event “to remove the American flag as they did not want to say the pledge of allegiance.” Facebook posts stated on December 8, 2019 in a Facebook post: "Ilhan Omar just hosted a flag burning party." Facebook posts stated on August 13, 2019 in a post on Facebook: Says Barbara Walters said Jane Fonda "betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War." Donald Trump stated on September 18, 2019 in a retweet from his account: Says Ilhan Omar "partied" on the anniversary of 9/11. Facebook posts stated on July 8, 2019 in a Facebook post: Soccer players on the U.S. women’s national team "stomped" on the American flag. Donald Trump stated on July 23, 2019 in a speech to conservative high school students: Says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "called our country and our people garbage." Breitbart stated on July 5, 2019 in a post on Facebook: The "establishment media ignored" President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July event. Viral image stated on June 27, 2019 in a post on Facebook: There were no American flags at the first Democratic presidential debate. Bloggers stated on September 7, 2018 in a blog post: Says Beto O’Rourke's campaign "told Texas VFW to remove their American flag" because O'Rourke has "an aversion to the American flag and symbols of patriotism." Ted Cruz stated on September 4, 2018 in a video: Says Beto O’Rourke said he’s grateful that people are burning or desecrating the American flag. Bloggers stated on July 24, 2018 in in a blog: ABC News recently banned reporters from wearing American flag lapel pins on air. Leah Vukmir stated on June 1, 2018 in a tweet: Tammy Baldwin "opposed displaying the flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance or singing the National Anthem in our classrooms." Leah Vukmir stated on May 14, 2018 in an interview: Says Tammy Baldwin is "more worried about the mastermind of 9/11" than supporting CIA director nominee Gina Haspel. Scott Walker stated on October 24, 2017 in news release: On NFL players protesting during the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick stated on October 8, 2017 in a tweet: Says Winston Churchill said, "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."