Pence: ‘We Always Stand For Our Flag And Our National Anthem’ — CPAC Crowd Chants ‘U-S-A!’

Christian Datoc | Breaking News and Engagement Editor

Vice President Mike Pence took a direct shot at NFL protesters by reminding the crowd present at his 2018 CPAC speech that “we always stand for our flag and our national anthem.”

And the crowd ate it up.

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“It is great to be back at CPAC,” Pence opened. “And I stand here today with profound gratitude.”

After rattling off the adminsitration’s victories over the past year, VPOTUS said he “[stands] with President Trump.”

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: United States Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen watch short track speed skating at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Mr Pence is on the final day of a three day visit to South Korea where he watched last night's opening ceremony in close proximity to North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam and Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 10: United States Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen watch short track speed skating at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Mr Pence is on the final day of a three day visit to South Korea where he watched last night’s opening ceremony in close proximity to North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam and Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

“We stand with the conservative movement,” he continued. “And come to think of it, we always stand for our flag and our national anthem as well.”

The crowd immediately broke out into cheers of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” while Pence smiled from the podium.

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