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Tue May 28, 2019, 05:13 PM

Navy reviewing wearing of Trump patches aboard ship

The Navy says it is reviewing whether service members violated Defense Department policy or regulations by wearing a uniform patch with the words "Make Aircrews Great Again" during President Donald Trump's visit to their ship in Japan.

The phrase emblazoned on the patch, along with a likeness of Trump, is a play on his campaign slogan. The military has uniform dress codes and regulations against partisan political acts while in uniform.

In a brief statement Tuesday, the Navy said only that the matter was under review by Navy leadership to ensure that the wearing of the patches did not violate policy or regulations.

Trump visited the USS Wasp assault ship on Tuesday before returning to Washington from four days in Japan.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/navy-reviewing-wearing-trump-patches-aboard-ship-63329190

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Reply Navy reviewing wearing of Trump patches aboard ship (Original post)
left-of-center2012 May 2019 OP
sellitman May 2019 #1
C_U_L8R May 2019 #2
left-of-center2012 May 2019 #3
Maru Kitteh May 2019 #14
ooky May 2019 #13
JHB May 2019 #16
BigmanPigman May 2019 #4
Delmette2.0 May 2019 #7
UniteFightBack May 2019 #5
Hekate May 2019 #6
TreasonousBastard May 2019 #8
Old Vet May 2019 #19
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 2019 #9
Freethinker65 May 2019 #10
gratuitous May 2019 #11
UTUSN May 2019 #12
Mc Mike May 2019 #15
sarabelle May 2019 #17
spanone May 2019 #18

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:15 PM

1. These make me puke

How horrible!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:21 PM

2. Looks more like Mitt Romney

What a joke

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:24 PM

3. I was thinking ..

Robert Kennedy

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:46 PM

14. With Bill Clinton's nose.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:42 PM

13. It sure as hell isn't what Trump looks like.

This is the DU member formerly known as ooky.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:39 AM

16. Blonde Romney with buck teeth, looked like to me.

Hope they're better at their jobs than their artwork. Or their adherence to regs.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:25 PM

4. Make Aircrew a Fucking Joke

for wearing that crap. What review...it IS in violation. Punish the idiots right now.

"This is a violation of Article 134 of the UCMJ. This canít be tolerated! When I swore my oath in 1975 it was to my country, not to a potus, and nothing has changed. Wearing patches or insignia in fealty to President is no different than showing fealty to a dictator. @tedlieu"

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:45 PM

7. +1,000

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:27 PM

5. So I guess Aircrew sucked if they need to make it great again. Fucking IDIOTS. nt

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:31 PM

6. Politicized military: what could possibly go wrong with that?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:51 PM

8. WTF is to "review"? Nothing goes on a uniform that isn't military...

issue.

At least that's the way it was when I was in the Army. Of course, back then it was more likely "Fuck Nixon".

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #8)

Wed May 29, 2019, 07:50 AM

19. I was in during those fun days.............

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:57 PM

9. When I flew in the Air Force no one would have even suggested such a political patch.

We wore our command patch (in my case, the Military Airlift Command), the squadron patch and the American flag patch.

The squadron patch would represent some aspect of the squadron's mission or history. Even using a variation of #MAGA -- without the image of Fat Donnie pointing his short finger at you -- would have been too blatantly political for a patch.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:00 PM

10. Yikes. What a horribly conceived patch.

I honestly would not have known who the center character was supposed to resemble without the MAGA reference.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:10 PM

11. Considering the person depicted is a declared candidate for the presidency in 2020

I'm not sure how this escapes being a political statement. I hope the fellows wearing these patches are appropriately sanctioned. Trump will probably look into pardoning them (because he knows how to run the military better than the military does).

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:23 PM

12. Goody goody, but should be open-closed that the military is NON-political, belongs to the COUNTRY!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:34 AM

15. A light keelhauling is in order.

No need for the lash.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:42 AM

17. Why do they need a review? Isn't this against the law?

 

Supporting an enemy of the US, i thought was against the law? Trump is certainly one of the country' biggest enemies.

Match his words up with any of the dictators of current society.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:46 AM

18. well, it was a 'campaign slogan' worn on navy uniforms...it DID violate policy.

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