Vice President Pence ‘Stands With Israel’ By Tweeting Nicaraguan Flag, Hilarity Ensues (TWEETS)
Mike Pence Tried To Show His Support For Israel And Failed Miserably
Once again, the Internet never forgets, and the latest victim of this truth is Republican Vice President Mike Pence. The VP gave a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition event held in GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson’s hotel last night. Before going on, his Twitter account wanted to show its support for the country of Israel by stating the United States stood with it and used emojis of the respective countries’ flags to do so. Just one problem: Team Pence Tweeted out the flag of Nicaragua instead of the flag of Israel.
The Tweets were eventually deleted, but not before journalists Bradd Jaffy and Jake Tapper caught the mistake. Jaffy nabbed screenshots of the two Tweets:
Someone please tell the Pence social media team that's the flag of Nicaragua, not Israel pic.twitter.com/6KpfsCOCV6
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 25, 2017
Tapper pointed out the problem as well:
I think you mean 🇮🇱? https://t.co/7Jgv3KOfNv
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 25, 2017
As usual with these seemingly common mistakes by this new White House, Twitter was quick to pounce with the jokes. Here are some of the best from the Mike Pence flub.
@jaketapper I once worked with a line cook named Israel who was from Nicaragua, he might've been talking about him–dude was a good guy.
— Minakowski (@clminakowski) February 25, 2017
@jaketapper The beginning of the Devos education legacy.
— Dashley (@__dashley__) February 25, 2017
— M Lillian (@MeowLillian) February 25, 2017
@jaketapper WE stand with Nicaragua, they send their condolences for Bowling Green, & Sweden!
— Angie Lavengood (@angieslife) February 25, 2017
@jaketapper this administration doesn't know there flags, heck, they confuse these two all the time : 🇺🇸🇷🇺
— Jason Foye (@fooye06) February 25, 2017
@BraddJaffy False flag operation
— Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) February 25, 2017
@BraddJaffy if only there was some obvious Jewish symbol on the flag to help differentiate it from the others…
— Maytal (@maytalism) February 25, 2017
@BraddJaffy that is the closest flag emoji to Israel on an Alt Right keyboard
— Randy Weingard (@Tha_Randy_Man_) February 25, 2017
@BraddJaffy the flags of the world pop up edition wasn't a available.This WH has flag issues.Lots of leakers running loose no flag checkers
— Deborah (@nudlesoop) February 25, 2017
@BraddJaffy This must be Trump's two-state solution.
— Paul J Elliott (@PaulJElliott) February 25, 2017
Featured image by Ethan Miller/Getty Images and Twitter.