Airmen onboard the USS WASP wearing patches on their jumpsuits that read “Make Aircrew Great Again.” The patches include an image in the center in the likeness of President Trump. pic.twitter.com/rQKAyrcDte
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) May 28, 2019
Courtesy of CBS News:
U.S. service members attending a Memorial Day address by President Trump during his overseas trip to Japan were photographed wearing patches inspired by his campaign slogan, and this may have violated the Pentagon’s strict rules barring soldiers from showing political preferences.
Navy spokesman Samuel Boyle said in a statement to CBS News, “Navy leadership is currently reviewing this instance to ensure that the wearing of the patch does not violate DoD policy or regulations.”
The group of service members aboard the USS Wasp in Yokosuka, Japan, were photographed by Wall Street Journal reporter Vivian Salama. The airmen posing for the photo all donned matching patches showing what appears to be the president, along with the text, “Make Aircrew Great Again.” Wire services photographers also captured images of the same military members.
The patches may not be in compliance with longstanding Pentagon guidance that dictates that active-duty military personnel should not engage in partisan political activities.
“All military personnel will avoid the inference that their political activities imply or appear to imply DoD sponsorship, approval or endorsement of a political candidate, campaign or cause,” the policy states.
I think it is more than likely that these patches were created and distributed by the Trump team, which means that Trump encouraged these sailors to break the rules.
I, of course, have no idea why anybody still supports Donald Trump, but I am even more confused by the fact that members of the military continue to support him.
After all, the man went out of his way to insult a military hero, attacked gold star families, has redirected military funds to pay for his wall, and faked an injury to avoid fighting for his country.
Oh, and there as also this:
History’s Most Stupid President wishes Japan, a country that caused 426,000 American casualties in WWII, a happy Memorial Day. pic.twitter.com/NW6OiQR6j8
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) May 28, 2019
I mean come on! How do you continue to have respect for that?