On Tuesday, the US President Donald Trump defended the group of American teenagers from Covington Catholic high school who teased a Native American veteran near the Lincoln Memorial wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ dress, as ‘they will use it for good, may be bring people together.’
Donald Trump took it to the Twitter and said: “Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be. They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good – maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!”
A video of the following incident, which went viral, last week on Friday, on the sidelines of the Indigenous Peoples March and March for life rallies here, sent shockwaves across the country, sparking an outrage.
The video of the incident which was sent on Friday on the day of Swadeshi Peoples’ March and March, for the last few days of life rallies, evoked bitterness all over the country.
In the video, a teen in a MAGA cap, which is usually worn by US President Donald Trump’s supporters, was seen blocking the 64-year-old Native American, Nathan Phillips’ way as he continues to drum.
In that video, Phillips was singing the American Indian Movement song, which is sung to send the spirits home when the incident happened. He visioned of his late wife, Shoshana who had passed away of bone marrow cancer while playing the drum.
As per the reports, earlier, the US President intervened in this incident on Monday and after the video gone viral, he gave his support to Sandman who was trolled on social media for his behavior. All schools and colleges in the area were closed on Tuesday, citing security reasons.
The US President tweeted, “Looking like Nick Sandman and Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgments proving out to be false – smeared by media. Not good, but making a big comeback! “New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American.”