REPORT: Rush to judgment? New details emerge on Native American elder’s standoff with MAGA-hat-wearing teens

JANUARY 20, 2019

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New details about a viral video that showed an interaction between white teenagers wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and a Native American elder are leading some people to second-guess their first impression of the encounter.

A student from Kentucky’s all-male Covington Catholic High School drew backlash online after a clip emerged Saturday of him smiling and standing close to the face of Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder and Vietnam War veteran, as Phillips sang and beat a drum near the Lincoln Memorial in downtown D.C. on Friday. Other young people standing close by can be seen chanting as they encircle Phillips.

The article goes on to state the following:

Lawmakers, Native American leaders, and the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School were quick to condemn the boy’s behavior. The school announced it was investigating the situation and said the teen could be expelled.

But a longer video from a different angle shows that Philips was the one to approach the teenagers, taking a left on a landing along the stairway up the Lincoln Memorial and walking directly into the throng of students.

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  1. Vicki January 20th, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Yes rush to judgement and I hope the kids take up the offer of the lawyer to represent them free and sue wherever they need to. Left media quick to condemn and put those kids’ lives in danger by doxxing them


  2. Candy January 20th, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Anyone really surprised ?


  3. AxeToGrind January 20th, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    More of the same….flatbill rapper…big man


  4. Rebecca January 20th, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I am shocked by grown men harassing children, this is my blood line and I condemn these Indians actions, this is pure evil and not honorable acts that I was raised with. Just despicable, I guess we see there is hate and racist in all cultures. This elder should be reprimanded immediately by tribel counsel and lose his standing


  5. Kimberly Maples January 20th, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    You are so right, being some Cherokee myself I agree counsel should take the elders action seriously and also consider the fact that he caused this. Also the men that took the video and spoke in such a negative manner. I apologize for my rush to judgement on the one kid. I feel ashamed of myself.


  6. Jan January 20th, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    So much news is down right lies & stirs so much controversy. I used to love this news sight but no longer dependable. Very disappointed 😔


  7. J January 21st, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Liberals are already on to the next piece of hate.


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