Politics

President Trump Colors A Flag At A Children’s Hospital — And All Critics Can See Is ‘Russia, Russia, Russia!’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

During a stop at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, where President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump toured a unit built for babies born addicted to opioids, the president visited with children and took a moment to sit down and color a picture of an American flag.

But what people noticed right away was that he had apparently colored that flag “wrong,” adding a blue stripe under one red stripe and left two that were white.

And then some saw something a little more sinister in his artwork.

Tweet, now deleted, says that Trump is drawing the Russian flag./Screenshot

But the “Russian” flag in the picture, added for comparison, was actually the flag of the Netherlands.

Flag of the Netherlands./Screenshot

Flag of the Netherlands./Screenshot

The Russian flag, in contrast, has a white band at the top, then blue and then red.

Flag of Russian Federation./Screenshot

Flag of Russian Federation./Screenshot

Some suggested that the president added a blue line because of his vocal support for law enforcement, but the most likely explanation came from vocal Trump critic — and Captain America himself — Chris Evans: he just felt like doing it.

And why not?

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