“I Wouldn’t Be Canceled”: Nick Sandmann Delivers Powerful Speech at RNC
It’s been more than a year since the public heard from Nick Sandmann, the former Covington Catholic high school student who became the target of a national media feeding frenzy after he had the audacity to, 1. Wear a hat supporting President Donald Trump, and 2. Stand there and smile while a Native American agitator beat a drum in his face.
These sins turned Sandmann into the left’s punching bag as everyone from CNN reporters to Hollywood celebrities expressed a desire to do harm to this teenage kid. It wasn’t long before everyone realized that the initial narrative – that Sandmann was somehow provoking the Indian – was completely backwards, something that happens all-too-often when the left gets on a rampage. He wound up suing CNN and the Washington Post for millions, ultimately settling out of court for an undisclosed sum.
On Tuesday, he was back in the spotlight, speaking in front of the Republican National Convention and urging viewers to stand up against the fake news media.
“I wouldn’t 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 went on to say that conservatives need a president in the White House who will stand up to the liberal press and their unrelenting agenda.
“In November, I believe this country must unite around a president who calls the media out and refuses to allow them to create a narrative instead of reporting the facts,” he said. “I believe we must join with a president who will challenge the media to return to objective journalism.
“I’m proud to say that throughout my media nightmare I have had President Trump’s unwavering support,” he continued. “I know you’ll agree with me when I say no one in this country has been a victim of unfair media coverage more than President Donald Trump.”
Sandmann finished his video with the perfect flourish, returning his MAGA cap to his head to say: “And one more thing: Let’s make America great again.”
Kid might have a hell of a future in politics. Until then, he is one of (many) cautionary tales about what happens when you stand up proudly for your conservative beliefs. There’s nothing the left hates more. They’re trying to make the price for doing it so intolerable that we are driven underground and shamed for our ideas.
But if this teenager from Kentucky can stand up to them, so can we. To hell with them. And to hell with cancel culture.