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Everyone’s mocking this woman who cleaned Trump’s Hollywood star in the name of patriotism
She meant to show respect. Twitter took it in another direction.
While most people will be barbecuing and watching a sky full of bursting colors on July 4, others will be celebrating in a different way. This proves true for the Twitterverse and its current viral trend, “Nothing but respect for MY president.” It all started with this tweet from a woman named Makenna Greenwald.
— Makenna (@makenna_mg) June 28, 2017
The original tweet was posted toward the end of June. The photo showed Greenwald cleaning up President Donald Trump’s vandalized Hollywood star. Greenwald’s tweet was meant to show support for the president, but Twitter decided to take it in another direction by mocking her soon after.
— lindsey (@lindxeyy) July 3, 2017
Stopped to clean his sign. Nothing but respect for my president. pic.twitter.com/jXQuabOiTv
— grean bean (@misandrism) July 3, 2017
Stopped to clean his sign. Nothing but respect for my president. pic.twitter.com/RZGviSthhm
— Jon Wienke (@Jon_Wienke) July 2, 2017
Even Greenwald’s hashtag “RaisedRight” was used to ridicule her.
— jam ⬇️ (@fcknjaaay) July 3, 2017
— Max Dylan Ash (@mynameisntdave) July 4, 2017
— martin (@martinohhh) July 3, 2017
The trend took off a day prior to the Fourth of July and is now circulating on this patriotic day. Some are even gaining a Fourth of July theme.
— korinne (@burntp0p) July 4, 2017
Stopped to clean Steve Rogers' star. Nothing but respect for MY president.
Happy 4th of July, everyone. pic.twitter.com/2dGXxQC5Ov
— Chris Evans' Beard (@EvansBeard) July 4, 2017
Greenwald didn’t get the response she wanted, but she may have just made “summer cleaning” a thing—which isn’t a bad way to celebrate this Independence Day.
Vanna Vasquez is a former intern at the Daily Dot whose work focused on viral news, politics, and YouTube. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she has also published bylines with BuzzFeed.