Just when we thought this presidency couldn't get any more infuriatingly awkward, Donald Trump goes ahead and out does himself; this time around, in the form of declaring May 1st as national 'Loyalty Day.'
According to a press release from the White House, 'Loyalty Day' is to be a nationally observed way to "recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles" upon which America was built, calling for Americans to express pride in those ideals.
The proclamation explains that in order to express our country's loyalty to "individual liberties, to limited government, and to the inherent dignity of every human being," May 1 will be known as 'Loyalty Day.' The proclamation further reads:
“The United States stands as the world's leader in upholding the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice. Together, and with these fundamental concepts enshrined in our Constitution, our Nation perseveres in the face of those who would seek to harm it."
The holiday was first observed back in in 1921 during the First Red Scare which was a period in the early 20th century of widespread fear and paranoia of anarchism. The event was originally referred to as "Americanization Day" which manages to sound even worse than 'Loyalty Day.'
Sentient Cheeto puff and standing U.S. president, Donald Trump, has called on Americans to observe the impromptu holiday with ceremonies in schools and other public places. Suggestions from the White House include acts such as reciting the Pledge of Allegiance arbitrarily and requesting all government offices display the American flag on May 1st.
Obviously, Trump is having trouble getting Americans to feel pride in the country currently, hence enacting this outdated and arguably corny holiday to ease the idea down our throats. Honestly, what's next guys? Unfortunately, we'll just have to wait and see.