Nicholas Sandmann, the infamous young man who was viciously slandered by the mainstream media for wearing his MAGA-hat at a March for Life rally in 2019 tore into the left and their harmful “cancel culture” during an appearance on the second night of the Republican National Convention.
The high school student sued CNN and the Washington Post for smearing him as a racist, when in fact he was attacked by radical left-wing activists. CNN and the Post both settled their lawsuits with him earlier this year.
Sandmann told the story of his refusal to bow down to the mob – and praised the president for fighting against that very same cancel culture which he was a victim of.
“Being from Kentucky, the birth place 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,” he continued.
Sandmann explained how the left set him up and then crucified him for simply standing there. “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!” Sandmann continued.
Sandmann went on to thank President Trump for standing up for him as the ruthless mainstream media made him of victim of their vicious cancel culture.
“I learned that what was happening to me had a name. It was called being cancelled. As in annulled. As in revoked. As in made void.”
“Cancelled 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.”
He added, “But I wouldn’t be cancelled. 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.”
Sandmann concluded with a rallying cry for all American patriots on how we can defeat this dangerous weapon wielded by the left: “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.”
He then put on his MAGA hat and said, “And one more thing … let’s Make America Great Again!”