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This Woman’s Tweet About Cleaning Trump’s Star Out Of Respect Inspired Some Great Twitter Meme Gold

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MaKenna Greenwald recently caused a buzz on social media when she posted photos of herself cleaning up President Trump’s perpetually defaced star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In her caption, the 20-year-old student from the University of Wyoming used #RaisedRight to show her respect for President Trump. Twitter users did what Twitter users do and started their own meme war centered around #RaisedRight. Here’s what went down.

A University of Wyoming student took time during her Los Angeles visit to clean up President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

“Stopped to clean @realDonaldTrump Hollywood Star,” Greenwald wrote in her tweet. “Nothing but respect for MY president. #RaisedRight.”

Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has been defaced several times since he announced he would run for president. While Greenwald cleaned it up, it is probably only a matter of time until it gets defaced again.

Of course, people just had to get on the #RaisedRight bandwagon, showing their respect to those they consider their president, like Britney Spears.

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And the other ’90s pop music diva, Christina Aguilera.

#ICONIC

Even President Josiah Bartlet got a little attention during the #RaisedRight phenomenon.

President Josiah Bartlet, for those who don’t know, was the name of Martin Sheen’s president character on “The West Wing.”

Of course, Mr. Worldwide got a shout out.

#DONE

Things did get a little awkward at JLo’s star, but it was all in good fun.

That sound you hear is the sound of mamis and abuelitas everywhere screaming in distress at this image. Imagine trying to do this in front of your abuelita.

Then, it spread to include videos of presidential hopefuls like Cardi B.

“If I was elected president of the United States, I would allow food stamps to get McDonald’s,” Cardi B says in the video. “Because that is so annoying that you can only buy food from the store and seafood with food stamps.”


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Little League Player Who Was Caught Lying About His Age Finally Breaks Silence

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Little League Player Who Was Caught Lying About His Age Finally Breaks Silence

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In the summer of 2001, Danny Almonte was a star of Little League World Series, a showcase for young baseball players age 12 and under. Almonte’s pitching was out of this world: he struck out an impressive 62 of 72 batters and threw a perfect game. But there was one major problem: Almonte was actually 14 years old, two years above the limit. Before anyone knew he was an overage player, Almonte was becoming a household name. When news broke about Almonte’s real age, the scandal nearly disgraced everyone around him. But what role did Almonte have in it? Was he aware of the deception or was he just a puppet in something larger? Years later, many questions remain.

In an ESPN “30 For 30” short, Danny Almonte opens up about this strange period in Little League history.

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Before his falsified age became front page news, Almonte was becoming a national superstar, especially among fans in the New York borough of the Bronx, which he represented as part of the Baby Bronx Bombers. But Almonte wasn’t really from the Bronx. Before the Little League World series tourney, he spent most of his life in the Dominican Republic.

Once the news broke, however, Amonte’s personal life became a living hell. Some say he ruined the sanctity of Little League, likening Almonte’s scandal to steroid use in the pros. As Almonte explains, in the aftermath, he wished he could go back to the Dominican Republic, back to his mom, away from the 24/7 media coverage. Because English wasn’t his first language, he was unable to defend himself, and so he relied on the adults around him, his father and uncle, the same adults who might have might have played a role in altering his birth certificate in the first place. But Almonte also knew something else: his real age.

So why would someone change his age to 12 years old? And why would Almonte go along with it?

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As ESPN speculated in 2001, reducing Almonte’s age was likely done to attract the attention of scouts, who would be particularly impressed pitching abilities, which were well above average for a 12-year-old. Baseball can provide wealth and opportunity for poor families living in the Dominican Republic, so it’s not uncommon for parents to fudge their child’s birth certificates. It’s also not very difficult, as, according to ESPN at that time, as many as 25 percent of children didn’t even have a valid birth certificate. So if a parent told you that you were 12, you assumed you were 12. As Almonte told ESPN, even though he knew his age, he kept quiet because his father told him to: “The way I was raised, if my dad says something, you gotta do it.”

As ESPN pointed out, Danny Almonte’s age was likely altered so that he, and his family, might have a chance at living the American dream. But in the end, Almonte’s life became a nightmare from which he has, in time, learned to live with. And he’s learned that life is more than baseball.

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