This claim is false. The original photograph of Vice President Mike Pence holding a selfie stick has been altered to look like he is holding a confederate flag.
A reverse Google image search brings up the original image showing Pence holding a selfie stick with an iPhone attached to take a photograph. The original picture was posted on the House Republicans Twitter account in 2016 ( here ).
The confederate flag is controversial. Civil rights activists say it promotes racism, while advocates contend it recognizes Civil War valor and is a vital reminder of their Southern heritage. ( here )
False. A photograph of Mike Pence holding the confederate flag is photoshopped. The original shows Pence holding a selfie stick.
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