These adolescent MAGAts are living up to their deplorable reputation by mocking Native Americans who were marching. Here’s some more context of the clip:
According to Vincent Schilling from Indian Country Today, the elder targeted in the video clip is Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam veteran and former director of the Native Youth Alliance. Phillips is a keeper of a sacred pipe, Schilling reports, and each year hosts a ceremony honoring Native American veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. The commemoration coincided Friday with the first annual Indigenous Peoples March, which was organized by a coalition of tribal councils, activists and youth leaders to raise awareness on issues facing their community, from police brutality to mental wellness to violence against women.
Turns out those kids are from a Catholic school. Which makes sense to me. The worst people I have met in life almost always hide behind a crucifix.
"We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church's teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person."
— Steve Inskeep (@NPRinskeep) January 19, 2019
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) January 19, 2019
There are dozens of students laughing and egging on the behavior. Will be interesting to see if anyone is actually expelled, as officials suggest is possible https://t.co/l7kjDOxiS7
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 20, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) January 19, 2019
The words of a true native AMERICAN Hero and Vietnam Vet, Nathan Philips after dozens of bigoted Covington Catholic high school students mocked him in MAGA hats.
Listen to this man’s words. Particularly those who hide their bigotry behind MAGA hatspic.twitter.com/galEk05SFC
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January 19, 2019