Trump is already changing the culture. Under an Obama or Hillary presidency, the Fedex driver who stopped an Iowa flag burning would have been fired and arrested for violating the civil rights of protesters.
FedEx tweeted Saturday morning that Matt Uhrin, an employee who tried to stop the burning of American flags with a fire extinguisher Thursday in Iowa City, will not be fired.
The official corporate Twitter account for FedEx tweeted at 7:30 a.m. Saturday: “We have reviewed the matter in Iowa City involving driver Matt Uhrin. He remains a FedEx employee & we have no plans to change his status.”
As of 1:40 p.m., the message had been shared over 4,000 times, and liked over 10,000 times on the social media platform.
Uhrin of Cedar Rapids rushed into a group of protesters who were burning American flags on the Iowa City pedestrian mall in front of the Old Capitol and tried to extinguish the flames, sparking a confrontation. His actions turned the FedEx employee into an internet lightning rod.
The incident was captured on video, turning Uhrin into an online sensation and prompting praise from right-wing sites like The Blaze and figures including Ann Coulter.
“When I see the flag, I see racial injustice,” Paul Osgerby of Iowa City said Thursday. “I see social injustice from Native American genocide to African-American slavery to failing to recognize women as citizens until the 20th century.”
Osgerby, 23, and Kelli Ebensberger, 21, were both charged with violating Iowa City’s public burn ordinance, a simple misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a fine of up to $625. They are both scheduled to appear at the Johnson County Courthouse on Feb. 23 at 8 a.m.
Iowa City Police Sgt. Scott Gaarde said the two were charged because they failed to seek a permit from the fire department to burn the flags, not because of what they were burning. An Iowa law making it illegal to defile, cast contempt upon, satirize or deride a flag was declared unconstitutional in December 2014.
Judging from their names the flag burners are Jews. Is it any wonder that Jews have been kicked out of so many countries. It’s time for that again.
Watch our hero wade into a crowd of scum and use a fire extinguisher on a burning American flag.
Note: The original video was removed by user. This one isn’t as informative, but it’s the best I could find to embed.