President Trump – and U.S. troops – got all sorts of nonsense from armchair warriors in the press about the president signing MAGA hats during his trip to Iraq.
The Washington Post, relishing an opportunity to bash Trump for doing what the press insisted he do – visit a war zone – weighed in solemnly with a piece about Trump politicizing the military, which of course makes it seem like the next thing you know he’ll be establishing martial law.
Signing those hats broke military rules! We were told. Well, no.
According to the Washington Examiner:
President Trump’s signing of “Make America Great Again” hats during his whirlwind trip to visit troops in Iraq didn’t violate regulations prohibiting a mix of political and military activities, The United States Air Force in Europe says.
“There is no rule against Airmen bringing personal items to be signed by the president,” USAFE said. “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.”
And that story in the Post, which was at the top of the homepage this morning, is now way down on the page.