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Silent Troll: North Dakota State Football Champion Wore A Democratic Socialist Pin During Meeting With Trump

A North Dakota State University football player was invited as an honorary guest to the White House and decided to disrespect his host by silently trolling him with a Democratic Socialists of America pin and then post about it on social media, reports HuffPost.

"A North Dakota State University football player had a game plan for his team’s visitMonday to the White House: make a quiet statement," reports the outlet. "So while backup offensive lineman Jack Albrecht was celebrating the school’s Football Championship Subdivision title with his teammates and President Donald Trump, he wore a Democratic Socialists of America pin on his jacket."
Rather than just appreciate the fact that the President invited him and his team for dinner at the White House, Albrecht, a computer engineering major, took several photos of himself with the pin on his lapel during his visit. One photo even featured him standing near the President in the background. See below:
Jack Albrecht also serves on the Red River Valley chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. His chapter said in a Facebook post the night of his visit: "Democratic socialism is for every worker on earth. You, me and 6-5, 275lb champion offensive linemen invited to the White House."
Albrecht's troll of the President was likely in response to his State of the Union Address, in which he said America will "never be a socialist country."
We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom — and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair.
Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence - not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.
Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.
Albrecht's chapter treasurer Zac Echola told The Washington Post that the lineman "wanted to make a quiet statement" with his pin: "We had a football player, and [he] wanted to quietly protest and wear a pin. We gave him one."
"We know there’s a ton of excitement around the team," Echola said. "It’s a fantastic, winning program. We knew there was going to be a ton of media attention as well, so we figured if Jack wants to do this, we’ll give him a pin. We didn’t want to take away from that celebration. With any other president, we probably would still have done the pin thing, but I don’t know if it would have caused as much of a ruckus."
Somebody should tell Albrecht and Echola that posting about it on social media is not exactly a "quiet statement." Contrast Albrecht's behavior with that of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who showed class and dignity when reporters questioned him about President Trump serving fast food during his White House visit.
"It was awesome," Lawrence told TMZ at the time. "We had McDonald's and everything. It was good!"
When a fan asked Lawrence how many times he plans on returning to the White House, the champion quarterback enthusiastically replied, "Hopefully, a few more!

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