Twitter Reacts to Sean Spicer Wearing Upside Down American Flag Pin During Press Conference

During a press conference today, walking SNL material-generator Sean Spicer took to the podium rocking the customary American flag pin. But it didn’t take long for the press, and the internet, to notice that his flag was upside down.

It wasn’t until a Fox News reporter pointed out the mistake that he finally fixed it, but as Swae Lee knows, the internet moves fast and the moment was quickly captured. While some would call it a simple mistake, others are saying it is a discreet cry for help for Trump’s press secretary.

As most House of Cards fans know, an upside down flag is a sign of distress, meant to signal that something is wrong and help is needed. So when people saw Spicer sporting this variation of the flag, people saw it as a cry for help.

Others took it a different way.

Even the House of Cards Twitter got in on the action.

Luckily for all of us, this happened on a Friday afternoon, so hopefully we’ll be seeing Melissa McCarthy having some fun with it tomorrow night on SNL.

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  • He probably meant to do that so he could look down and remember which country he works for.