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?
via: GettyFootage 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...
via: GettyBecause 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...
via: GettyBut 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...
via: GettyBut it has been powering on ahead... despite many major setbacks.
The first presidential debate seemed to set the tone for the entire campaign process.
via: GettyEntering 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...
via: GettyAnd 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.
via: GettyBoth 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...
via: GettyHe 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."
via: GettyAnd, ever since, he has continued to throw his notorious rallies with gusto... And no social distancing, of course.
The scenes have been truly shocking.
via: GettyIn 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?
via: GettyHe 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.
via: GettyFor 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.
President Trump took off in Air Force One 1 hr 20 minutes ago, but thousands of his supporters remain stranded on a… https://t.co/0HHEE9Ut0W— Jeff Zeleny (@Jeff Zeleny)1603855302.0
And, as you can see by the photo above...
via: GettyIt was not a small crowd.
It was reported that two groups of elderly supporters needed assistance from the police...
via: GettyWith one of the groups being completely frozen in the cold and unable to move.
At least 7 people were hospitalized after the event.
Rally crowd for @realDonaldTrump in Omaha, Nebraska. https://t.co/xlXuXGKfXi— Jeff Mason (@Jeff Mason)1603858185.0
And now, bad luck has struck again for Trump and his infamous rallies.
via: GettyThankfully, 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.
via: TwitterTrump 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...
via: TwitterAnd, 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.
At the president’s windy rally in North Carolina, one of two scissor lifts holding an American flag tipped over and… https://t.co/NqauDe7yyv— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins)1604276199.0
The rally went ahead without any more issues...
A giant metaphor for a collapsing democracy. As Trump speaks in Hickory, NC the structure holding up the American f… https://t.co/KsHAkKq0cf— Nita Cosby (@Nita Cosby)1604278489.0
You can watch footage from the rally above.
Video from right after the scaffolding fell over. https://t.co/6AynAqMVti— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivia Nuzzi)1604274285.0