A New York City woman is going viral for her response to an NBC reporter who questioned her t-shirt that read "Stand for the flag, kneel for the cross."

The humorous interaction occurred as reporter Jacob Soboroff and Rep. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.) were speaking with people at a grocery store in Staten Island, the only Republican-leaning New York City borough.

The two approached an elderly woman, identified only as Jenny. As Donovan shook her hand, Soboroff asked her what her shirt said.


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“What does it say there?" Soboroff asked "'Stand for the flag, kneel for cross?'”

“Absolutely,” she said. “And if you don’t like it, go to Venezuela.”



Both Soboroff and Donovan laughed at her snappy response as she turned to continue her shopping.

"If you want me to come around and campaign for you, I most certainly will," she added to Donovan.

The shirt is an expression of opposition to NFL athletes kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. In the segment, Soboroff noted that Donovan represents New York's 11th District, which overwhelmingly voted for Trump in the 2016 election.


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