According to China Daily, a Chinese-American news publication, the Fujian Society stated that the White House signed off on the event on its South lawn and also granted the group the permission to raise the Chinese flag on the South lawn for the event.
On Friday, September 11th, the White House stated that the report was false and that the celebration commemorating the 60th anniversary of the PRC is going to be held at the Ellipse, on the side of E Street opposite from the presidential residence.
The White House’s confirmation that the event, as stated to the public by those organizing it, was erroneous and not sanctioned by the President is, to say the least, a welcome development.
However, the fact that the original claims were plausible in the minds of those who were aware of the event, says a lot about the Obama administration. It is an example of just how disrespectful many believe the administration is towards our own flag, sovereignty and national pride.
But it must be stated that the denial of allowing the communist flag of China to fly over the White House lawn is welcome news from the administration. We are just left to wonder why it has taken three weeks for the President and his administration to set the record straight.
POLITICS 24/7 is delving into the matter and through the Fujian Association, we hope to be able to prove that our President did in fact not ever consider endorsing a celebration of the 60th anniversary of communism in China and that they never even gave thought to allowing the nation’s communist flag to wave over the grounds of the White House. Hopefully we can confirm that the delay in supposedly setting the record straight was due to incompetence in the White House Press office and not due to the obvious backlash that the President would have received if he did actually approve of the celebration on the South lawn of the White House.