Nick Sandmann Calls Out Media, Defies Cancel Culture, Puts MAGA Hat Back On
Covington Catholic student tells his version of events to the world
Nicholas Sandmann, the high school student who was harassed by the leftist media at the March for Life in 2019, put on his famous MAGA hat at the RNC in defiance of "cancel culture."
Last year, Covington Catholic student Sandmann filed a $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post over their "defamatory" coverage of the viral confrontation between him and Native American activist Nathan Phillips.
Sandmann also sued CNN for smearing him as a racist, despite being attacked by radical left-wing activists.
In 2019, a legal letter was sent out to 54 entities, including liberal celebrities, Democrat politicians, news outlets, and media figures, warning them to prepare for lawsuits.
During the RNC, Sandmann told his version of events.
Being from Kentucky, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, my classmates and I visited the Lincoln Memorial. I found myself face-to-face with Nathan Phillips and other professional protestors looking to turn me into the latest poster child showing why Trump is bad. While the media portrayed me as the aggressor with a “relentless smirk” on my face, in reality, the video confirms I was standing with my hands behind my back and an awkward smile on my face that hid two thoughts. One, don’t do anything that might further agitate the man banging a drum in my face and two, trying to follow a family friend’s advice never to do anything to embarrass your family, your school, or your community.
Before I knew what was happening, it was over. One of Mr. Phillips fellow agitators yelled out “We got him!”, “It’s all right here on video,” and We won Grandpa.” What I thought was a strange encounter, quickly developed into a major news story complete with video footage.
My life changed forever in that one moment. The full war machine of the mainstream media revved up into attack mode. They did so without ever researching the full video of the incident, without ever investigating Mr. Philips’ motives; or without ever asking me for my side of the story. And do you know why? Because the truth wasn’t important. Advancing their anti-Christian, anti-Conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered. And if advancing their narrative ruined the reputation and future of a teenager from Covington, Kentucky…so be it. That will teach him not to wear a MAGA hat!
CNN’s Joe Lockhart blasted Sandman saying:
“I’m watching tonight because it’s important. But i don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.”
I'm watching tonight because it's important. But i don't have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020
Sandman praised President Donald Trump for standing up for him after became a victim of cancel culture.
I learned that what was happening to me had a name. It was called being canceled. As in annulled. As in revoked. As in made void.
Canceled is what’s happening to people around this country who refuse to be silenced by the far left. Many are being fired, humiliated, or even threatened. Often, the media is a willing participant.
But I wouldn’t be canceled. I fought back hard to expose the media for what they did to me and won a personal victory. While much more must be done, I look forward to the day that the media returns to providing balanced, responsible, and accountable news coverage.
I know President Trump hopes for that too. I’m proud to say that throughout my media nightmare, I have had President Trump’s unwavering support.
“And together, I believe we must all embrace our 1st Amendment rights and not hide in fear of the media, or from the tech companies or the outrage mob either.”
“And one more thing … let’s Make America Great Again!" he said before putting his MAGA hat back on.