White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer inadvertently wore an American flag pin upside down during a press briefing Friday — and the internet had a field day.
Several people pointed out that the pin resembled a logo for House of Cards — including the show’s executive producer, Dana Brunetti.
“His check is in the mail,” Brunetti tweeted.
Others pondered the meaning of an upside-down American flag as a symbol of distress. According to the United States flag code, “The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.”
Eventually, presidential aide Omarosa Manigault handed Spicer a note, prompting him to fix the pin.
“House of Cards promo,” someone in the press briefing joked.
“There’s no promo,” Spicer said. “Now onto your questions.”
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