President Obama Confused State Flag for Union Banner-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that says that while speaking at a Master Lock factory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin President Obama mistook the state flag for a union banner, pointed to it and said, “A Union shop since 1848.”
President Obama did make a speech at the Master Lock plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 15, 2012 but he never said this.
The transcript and video of his visit are posted on the White House website. Click here for transcript and video.
At first, we believed that this was someone’s attempt at political humor but it turned out that there actually was a misidentification of the Wisconsin state flag for a union banner by Politico contributor Donovan Slack who covered the event in his February 15, 2012 blog. The article was corrected and this notice appeared below it: An earlier 44 blog post about Obama’s visit to Wisconsin incorrectly identified the Wisconsin state flag.