The Covington Catholic High School student who was at the center of a manufactured media firestorm over a viral video last year, blasted the MSM in his speech to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, and urged the nation to demand that the U.S. media “return to objective journalism.”
Nick Sandmann, now an 18-year-old graduate, slammed the media for recklessly smearing his reputation for no other reason than to advance their “anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative.” (Earlier this year, Sandmann settled lawsuits for undisclosed amounts with both CNN and The Washington Post.)
The teen recalled how the media defamed him after his encounter with a group of protesters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Sandmann said he has since learned that there is name for what happened to him.
“It was called being cancelled,” he said, noting that people all over the country are also being cancelled for holding politically incorrect positions, often with the media’s complicity. “But I would not 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,” he said. “I know President Trump hopes for that too.”
Sandmann concluded by saying: “And one more thing: Let’s make America great again,” while plopping a red MAGA hat onto his head.
PAUL DEERING - VOLUSIA COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN
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