Donald Trump has just tweeted the US flag with the wrong number of stars and people have theories
With a heavy heart we regret to inform you that Donald Trump has been tweeting again.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2017
How weird is this? Trump has tweeted a flag with the wrong number of stars:
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) April 27, 2017
Let’s take a closer look shall we:
But doesn’t the US flag have 50 stars? Let’s look on Wikipedia:
The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Source: Flag of the United States
Yes there’s a two missing rows, making 11 stars missing
Here’s how it SHOULD look:
And people have theories.
“How soon before we find out a 39-star American flag is some sort of alt-right meme?” writes @Waltisfrozen.
“He’s probably planning on getting rid of 11 states with an Executive Order lol” notes @Dtpjustin.
“But yes, there appears to be a JPG of a 39 star American flag floating around the West Wing. Staffers, beware. Delete that email.” says @Christinawilkie.
Whilst @Gothamknowledge simply shares this photo:
Interesting to note there’s NEVER been a flag with 38 states. So this isn’t as simple as they googled and got the wrong flag.
There nearly was in 1889 but that missed with 1 and there was a 39 star flag for a bit.
“Has there EVER been an administration as halfass and careless as this one?” notes @Tao23.