BOOM! Air Force Destroys Media Narrative; Troops Did ‘Nothing Wrong’ By Letting Trump Sign Hats For Them

U.S. Air Forces Europe issued a blunt statement on Thursday after CNN and other liberal outlets claimed that U.S. troops may have violated “military rules” by allowing President Donald Trump to sign their “Make America Great Again” hats.

On Wednesday, the president and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to Iraq to visit the troops for Christmas.

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Several troops brought their own red “MAGA” hats and ot them signed by Trump.

CNN’s Jim Acosta and others led the charge by asserting that the troops potentially violated Pentagon rules by having the president sign hats that had a “Trump 2020” logo embroidered on them.

The Air Force released a statement slamming those reports and indicating that the troops did absolutely nothing wrong.

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

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CNN was not happy about U.S. troops having “MAGA” hats and being supportive of Trump.

In a panel guest hosted by Acosta, retired Rear Adm. John Kirby, a former Obama administration spokesperson, said: “It is in fact a campaign slogan, that is a campaign item, and it is completely inappropriate for the troops to do this.”

CNN also wrote on its website: “… troops’ requests for the autographs could brush up against Department of Defense guidelines for political activities.”

CNN then quoted Department of Defense guidelines stating, “active duty personnel may not engage in partisan political activities and all military personnel 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.”

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But CNN completely failed to mention the most important paragraph from the guidelines:

“Active duty members may, however, express their personal opinions on political candidates and issues, make monetary contributions to a political campaign or organization, and attend political events as a spectator when not in uniform.”

Aside from CNN efforts to smear Trump, U.S. troops certainly appeared to enjoy the president and first lady visiting them.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared a powerful video on Wednesday of troops roaring for Trump. 

In the video, a massive hangar full of U.S. troops can be seen cheering loudly as Trump walks onto the stage to address them.

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As Trump walked toward the microphone, the crowd broke into a chant of “USA! USA! USA!”

Watch the incredible video below:

Sanders also shared a story on Twitter about a young man who said he reenlisted in the military because of Trump becoming commander-in-chief. 

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Trump delivered several powerful lines during his trip to both the media and the troops. 

“We’re no longer the suckers, folks,” Trump told the service members. “We’re respected again as a nation.”

Trump also fired back at reports about his decision to pull about 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, saying the military is still strongly positioned throughout the region to handle threats.

“We can hit them so fast and so hard,” he said, adding, “they really won’t know what the hell happened.”

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