Structure Holding up Massive American Flag Collapses as Donald Trump Speaks at Carolina Rally | 22 Words

As President Trump spoke at a recent rally in North Carolina, a structure holding up a huge American flag suddenly collapsed...

 

Is this a sign of things to come?

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Footage from the disastrous moment has been quick to go viral, with many laughing at the symbolism behind the crumbling flag.

Now, this little mishap couldn't have come at a worse time...

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Because we are just one day away from the highly anticipated election.

Trump is hoping to gain victory and be reelected as President of the United States...

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But it seems that he has some serious competition from his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

Of course, the election couldn't have fallen on a worse year...

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But it has been powering on ahead... despite many major setbacks.

The first presidential debate seemed to set the tone for the entire campaign process.

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Entering into the debate, Biden had a significant and persistent lead in the polls. Biden's lead was compounded by a cash crunch in Trump's campaign, with Biden's campaign donations improving significantly.

President Trump was obviously aware of this...

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And in the weeks running up the debate, he attempted valiantly to cast doubt over Biden's abilities, claiming that he was suffering from dementia and that he was taking performance-enhancing drugs. Trump even requested Biden to take a drug test before the debate.

Overall, the debut ninety-minute debate, which was held by Fox News' Chris Wallace, was a bitter one.

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Both Trump and Biden seemed to be having a field day throwing insults at one another, calling each other out, and constantly interrupting each other.

The whole debate was certainly made personal...

And it didn't leave a pleasant taste in the mouths of viewers who were, quite frankly, left feeling disgusted at what they had just witnessed.

And, shortly after the disastrous debate, things took a turn for the worst.

At the start of October, the President and the First Lady, Melania, tested positive for COVID-19. Trump insisted that they immediately went into self-isolation together and that they felt fine, but after just a few days, he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Centre.

However, despite the huge worry surrounding Trump's health...

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He was discharged just a few days later, all while stressing to the nation that all we need to do is to "learn to live with COVID."

In the days following the diagnosis', Trump continued to insist on how he was "feeling better than ever."

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And, ever since, he has continued to throw his notorious rallies with gusto... And no social distancing, of course.

The scenes have been truly shocking.

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In the last couple of weeks, the president has been flying all over the country and encouraging his supporters to gather in the masses to greet him... which goes against every coronavirus precaution taken this year.

But does Trump care?

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He certainly does not!

Trump has been overtly proud of the turn-outs at his rallies...

And regularly takes to Twitter to thank his supporters for their loyalty.

However, his more recent rallies have been hitting rocks.

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For instance, at an Omaha rally last week, thousands of loyal Trump supporters were left stranded in freezing temperatures for hours.

It was a truly precarious situation.

It was reported that, after Trump departed in Air Force One, a crowd of his supporters - who had already been waiting in the cold for around 4 hours before the rally - were left stuck on the tarmac.

And, as you can see by the photo above...

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It was not a small crowd.

It was reported that two groups of elderly supporters needed assistance from the police...

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With one of the groups being completely frozen in the cold and unable to move.

At least 7 people were hospitalized after the event.

Though it was reported that they had no lasting injuries from their ordeal.

And now, bad luck has struck again for Trump and his infamous rallies.

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Thankfully, no Trump supporters were hurt this time around, but it has certainly given the whole event a rather unsavory image.

In scenes that Biden supporters will simply relish at, a giant Star-Spangled Banner could be seen collapsing in high-speed winds.

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Trump can be heard continuing with his speech at the rally, which took place at Hickory, North Carolina, as the winds battered the stage.

The scissor-lifts holding up the flag can be seen swaying...

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And, eventually, the flag itself becomes unfastened on one side, causing it to fully collapse.

In the photograph above, the scissor-lift can be seen just after it hit the airport building.

Officials reportedly put caution tape around it, removed the second, and lowered a third that held the lights.

The rally went ahead without any more issues...

Though of course, many couldn't help but see the collapsing flag as a metaphor for Trump's presidency.

You can watch footage from the rally above.

What do you think? Was it a simple weather blunder, or a resounding symbol of what is yet to come for Trump's campaign? For more on the election, keep scrolling...