An Army veteran has the perfect solution for handling empty chairs expected at President Trump’s upcoming State of the Union speech which Democrats plan to boycott.
Grandstanding Democrats have declared they will openly protest the president’s speech because they disagree with him politically, opting to shirk their patriotic duty in order to make a political statement.
Skipping State of the Union pic.twitter.com/E1fC2IE60W
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 17, 2018
Georgia Rep. John Lewis and California congresswoman Maxine Waters, who skipped Trump’s inauguration last year, are skipping the speech following what they called racist remarks by the president when he allegedly referred to some impoverished nations as “sh**hole countries.” Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, Washington’s Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, all Democrats, also do not plan to attend.
A ten-year Army veteran thinks their loss can be his gain.
“I would like to take Maxine Waters seats at The State Of The Union Address,” tweeted “Deplorable Vet” with the user name @elucifer23. “If they don’t want to go this Military Veteran would gladly go. I’d tell the President how much he means to myself, family, Military, and all of his supporters!”
@FoxNews Everyone please help and retweet. I would like to take Maxine Waters seats at The State Of The Union Address. If they don’t want to go this Military Veteran would gladly go. I’d tell the President how much he means to myself, family, Military, and all of his supporters!
— Deplorable Vet ?? (@Elucifer23) January 16, 2018
With over 28,000 likes on the tweet, Ricky Taylor certainly caught people’s attentions and hearts as his request has been retweeted over 22,000 times, including by the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. The veteran, who did two tours of Afghanistan, was invited to appear on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning.
I want to thank everyone for their support and retweeting my tweet that was on @foxandfriends this morning! It’s been confirmed I will be on @foxandfriends tomorrow AM.I will make Veterans and all of @realDonaldTrump supporters voices heard. Let’s hope I get to the SOTU address! pic.twitter.com/B700VN2wdz
— Deplorable Vet ?? (@Elucifer23) January 16, 2018
Taylor made it clear that Waters does not speak for him. The California Democrat told MSNBC that the president “does not deserve my attention” and that she would not “take my time and go and listen to a liar.”
“She goes on TV and, just because she’s black, she thinks that she speaks for all black people,” Taylor told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. “She doesn’t speak for everybody. She surely doesn’t speak for me.”
Taylor noted he has not yet heard from Waters if he can have her empty seat at the State of the Union address, but he is sure the congresswoman’s explosive rants against Trump are for “publicity” and that she “panders to her audience” with remarks he found to be “extremely disrespectful” to the president.
Twitter users have been behind the veteran from the start and are keeping the momentum going on the idea of giving the seats of disrespectful lawmakers to deserving members of the military.
A veteran- somebody that really helps our country instead of a hateful congresswoman like Maxine Waters! I hope he gets to attend!
— Deena???? (@dgdocter12) January 17, 2018
— #MAGA NC4TRUMP (@rahiggs) January 17, 2018
— Liz4Trump2020♒️ (@Liz4Trump2020) January 17, 2018
All empty seats at the state of the union should be filled by a vet.
— jjs (@jjsenate) January 17, 2018
Guys, keep pushing this idea..! Knowing Pres Trump he could make it happen.. Let’s replace the corrupt Liberal morons at The State Of The Union Address with true Patriots and people who truly love and serve this country.. MAGA ?? @RepMaxineWaters
— John Baguette (@JohnBJBaguette) January 17, 2018
We’d like to add an addendum to this tweet: pay said Veteran(s) the daily rate for the Congressmen and Senators who are shirking the duties of their office by not going.
— Columbian Post (@ColumbianPost) January 16, 2018
I saw your tweet! @POTUS watches Fox and Friends. I hope he saw your tweet!
— Mom for PDJT 2020 (@StacyBrewer18) January 16, 2018
There ya go “Deplorable vet”. With you all the way on this and hope other vets will join you at the SOTUA. Thank you from a grateful deplorable!
— Aunt SUGAR (@AuntSUG1) January 17, 2018
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