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    Air Force shoots down CNN claim troops violated regs by having Trump sign MAGA hats

    Air Force shoots down CNN claim troops violated regs by having Trump sign MAGA hats

    “There is no rule against Airmen bringing personal items to be signed by the president.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgffv_6Bw0k

    On Thursday, CNN analysts lost their minds because troops in Iraq and Germany asked President Donald Trump to sign MAGA hats. They claimed the troops broke Department of Defense rules.

    The Air Force stated that the airmen at Ramstein Air Base in Germany did nothing wrong and broke no rules.

    From Military.com:

    “There is no rule against Airmen bringing personal items to be signed by the president,” USAFE said in a statement.

    USAFE said troops held the hats for signing, but did not wear them while in uniform.

    A Defense Department directive states that personnel must refrain from engaging in partisan political activities when in uniform and “should avoid the inference that their political activities imply or appear to imply DoD sponsorship, approval, or endorsement of a political candidate, campaign, or cause.”

    However, USAFE said it is unaware of any actions during the event that amounted to a violation of regulations.

    “Any time the commander in chief offers the opportunity to meet with Airmen, such as this official holiday visit by the President and First Lady, Airmen are welcome to participate. No policy violations have been brought to our attention at this time,” USAFE said.

    The US Army has not released a statement about Trump signing the items in Iraq.

    The items Trump signed at BOTH bases came from the soldiers. I guess the media cannot believe that there are soldiers who support the president because they also appeared convinced that Trump supplied the soldiers with the merchandise.

    We still have about four more days left in 2018. That’s plenty of time for the media and leftists to top this latest freakout.

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    When Rear Admiral Kirby went on TV, using his rank to add veneer of respectability to the Democratic Party talking points of the minute, disparaging both the CinC and the troops, he broke UCMJ rules. Whether wearing civvies or a uniform, if you are a flag officer and use your military title, you are “in uniform”.
    But hey, he’s a non-combat Public Affairs REMF, and a die-hard Lefty, so…

    This will never end.
    The only defense is a good offense. With Swamp Sessions gone, there should be one.


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