After becoming sick of the antics from overpaid athletes in the NFL, a North Dakota farmer took a bold stand, letting everyone know exactly what he thought by carving a rather large message in his field. As his story began to go viral, even the farmer himself was left shocked when President Donald Trump delivered a message for him.
Farmer Gene Hanson has been known to carve political messages into his fields when he feels it necessary to make a statement. Clearly, his efforts have worked since, over the past few years, his statements have gone viral several times. However, after his most recent stand against the NFL’s national anthem controversy, even he was shocked by what happened just one day after he posted the now-viral photo.
As Mad World News previously reported, the message for the protesting players simply read, “We Stand For The National Anthem.” Hanson explained that he only had one thing in mind when he plowed this bold message into his field. “I didn’t think it was anything about black, white or brown, Democrat or Republican,” he said, according to IJ Review. “It was about honoring our flag and our country. There’s a lot of people that died for it.”
Hanson, being the humble man he is, never anticipated that the message would go viral. He merely wanted to continue what he does best and show his friends and family where he stands politically. However, even Hanson was shocked when President Donald Trump showed up to comment about the photo on social media just one day after it was posted.
Apparently, Trump had heard about the viral photo and was impressed with Hanson’s bold message. In fact, he took enough time out of his obviously busy schedule to write about it on his Facebook page. “Thank you Gene Hanson — a GREAT American (and farmer) who is standing up for our flag, our anthem, and our country!” Trump wrote.
Thank you Gene Hanson — a GREAT American (and farmer) who is standing up for our flag, our anthem, and our country!
Many who saw Trump’s post began to sing the president’s praises. “Finally a President that is showing the world he means business and will not tolerate ignorant, fake people and media. President Donald Trump the Man, Our Legend and POTUS,” one person wrote.
“This is our president, reaching out to the American people. Thanking them, for their pride in their country, and standing up for what is right. Ignoring instances like these, is what makes the American people disconnect in the sense that someone cares and hears them. WELL, the President and the American people hear you Gene!” another boldly stated.
However, I think we can all agree with what this one person wrote: “See this is why I admire you. Because you understand what this country stands for. You understand that God has blessed America. You are teaching us, and so I know you do try, to be a good example in all matters. Thank you sir.”
There’s nothing better than an all-American farmer counter-protesting the NFL’s disrespectful anthem protests by carving a patriotic message in his field and, then, the nation’s president, applauding him for it. I think it’s safe to say We the People are about fed up and are going to start taking a stand for what being an American is all about, and that doesn’t include disrespecting the people we owe our freedoms and our lives to.