As America descends into Left-orchestrated protests and violent riots, a sign that the military has President Trump’s back was seen last Sunday in Louisville, Kentucky — a military convoy flying a Trump flag.
Andrew Wolfson reports for the Courier-Journal, Feb. 1, 2017, that the military convoy seen flying a Trump flag belonged to a Navy Special Warfare unit, according to Navy spokeswoman Lt. Jacqui Maxwell of the Naval Special Warfare Group 2 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Maxwell said the Special Warfare forces were training in and around Fort Knox, Kentucky, and that the Trump flag was “inappropriate” and “unauthorized” and that a command inquiry is underway. Maxwell said the infractions will be investigated by the unit’s commander, who will decide what discipline to impose, if any.
Military regulations say personnel should avoid implying Department of Defense sponsorship or endorsement of any “political candidate, campaign or cause.”
Photos and videos of the convoy were first posted by Indivisible Kentucky, a anti-Trump Louisville-based political organization. Witnesses variously described the convoy including four and 10 trucks.
Some motorists said they were alarmed by military units flying the flag of a national leader rather than the country, which they said is reminiscent of a fascist government or banana republic. Others noted that Trump is now the commander in chief, not a political candidate, and they saw nothing wrong with service members supporting him. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Navy Special Warfare Command is part of the U.S. Special Operations Command, which is responsible for overseeing and conducting special operations and secret missions. It specializes in unconventional warfare, direct actions, counterterrorism, special reconnaissance and personnel recovery.