(PresidentialWire.com)- You know Nick Sandmann. He’s one of the Covington Catholic high school kids who were smeared and demonized by the press when he was seen on camera smiling at a radical left-wing activist who banged a drum in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial.
Sandmann settled with CNN for tens of millions of dollars after the outlet lied about him, and when he gave a speech on the second night of the Republican National Convention, CNN anchors lost their minds. They’re angry not just because he embarrassed CNN, but because he successfully settled many more millions of dollars with The Washington Post and is going after various other outlets, too.
During his speech, Sandmann politely took down the media and their dirty tactics and ended the film by donning a Make America Great Again hat – the hat that made him a target for the press in the first place.
Joe Lockhart, a CNN political analyst, said he was only watching the RNC “because it’s important” but that he doesn’t have to “watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.”
I’m watching tonight because it’s important. But i don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020
It wasn’t just CNN, though. Sandmann’s appearance triggered a lot of the same kinds of people who said vile things about him in the first place. A former staffer for Senator Elizabeth Warren, Benjamin O’Keefe, attacked Sandmann for his appearance during the speech.
— Amanda (@AmandaPresto) August 26, 2020
I mean, it’s one thing criticizing somebody for their appearance and not for their behavior or conscious decisions – it’s another thing criticizing someone for their teeth when your own teeth aren’t exactly great.
What’s wrong with these people?
He deleted the tweet, of course.
Sandmann used his speech to tell his story and warn people of just how low the media can go.
“I found myself face-to-face with Nathan Phillips and other professional protesters looking to turn me into the latest poster child showing why Trump is bad. While the media portrayed me as the aggressor with a “relentless smirk” on my face, in reality the video confirms I was standing with my hands behind my back and an awkward smile on my face that hid two thoughts: One, don’t do anything that might further agitate the man banging a drum in my face and two, trying to follow a family friend’s advice never to do anything to embarrass your family, your school, or your community,” he said.
“Before I knew what was happening, it was over. One of Mr. Phillips fellow agitators yelled out “We got him!”, “It’s all right here on video” and We won Grandpa”. What I thought was a strange encounter, quickly developed into a major news story complete with video footage,” he added.