- Fox News commentator Tom Lahren posted a photo on Instagram of her America-themed Halloween costume.
- The political pundit’s outfit has gone viral on social media, provoking some criticism that she is being disrespectful to the flag.
Political commentator Tomi Lahren is getting some backlash for posting a photo of herself wearing a US flag themed Halloween costume.
The Instagram photo shows Lahren wearing a star spangled cape-like garment as part of an outfit that included a red tutu, a flag themed fanny pack and a top bearing President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
Some accused the Fox News contributor of being disrespectful of the flag, including Trump administration critic Keith Olbermann, who claimed her costume was in violation of US flag code.
The president’s son Donald Trump, Jr. shot back with a picture of Olbermann draped in a flag on the cover of his new book.
Lahren countered that because her outfit wasn’t made from a flag, there is no violation.
Olbermann replied to Trump, Jr. and Lahren by saying he was only trying to instigate them and that his criticism was a ploy to get them to retweet screenshots of his new anti-Trump book, which shows Olbermann similarly wrapped in the American flag.
“I knew it! Either Uday or Qusay would be dumb enough to fall for it and RT the cover of my book! The winner is @DonaldJTrumpJr.,” Olbermann tweeted. Uday and Qusay are apparent references to the sons of Iraq’s former dictator, Saddam Hussein.
Patriotic? Bullshit. She’s in violation of the U.S. Flag Code: “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel…” https://t.co/2cOKCE87Wy https://t.co/fGkmqMxZaZ
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 29, 2017
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