Nick Sandmann Torches 'Cancel Culture', Dons MAGA Hat at GOP Convention
Nicholas Sandmann, the MAGA-hat-wearing high schooler who the mainstream media mocked at the March for Life in 2019, spoke against "cancel culture" at the Republican national convention Tuesday where put on his famous hat once again.
Sandmann, who successfully sued CNN and the Washington Post for labeling him as a racist, used his time Tuesday night to tell his side of the story.
"Being from Kentucky, the birth place of Abraham Lincoln, my classmates and I visited the Lincoln Memorial," Sandmann said. "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," he explained. "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."
"My life changed forever in that one moment," Sandmann said. "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," he said. "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!"
"I learned that what was happening to me had a name," he said. "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," the pro-lifer said. "Many are being fired, humiliated or even threatened. Often, the media is a willing participant."
"But I wouldn’t be cancelled," he continued. "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 declared.
“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,” Sandmann concluded.
That's when he put back on his famous MAGA hat, adding, “And one more thing … let’s Make America Great Again!”
And always remember: Nick Sandmann got the last laugh in more ways than one.