While making a stop at a base in Germany, President Trump took heat for signing “Make America Great Again” hats for the military. This was after President Trump’s unannounced trip to Iraq to meet with service members on Christmas night.
Some airmen got selfies with both Pres and Mrs Trump, or got him to sign their MAGA caps. pic.twitter.com/vQG1EVFrta
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 27, 2018
Many people took issue with President Trump’s signing of the hats, some called it “inappropriate” and “against military policy and regulation” despite the items being personal belongings, not something used for campaign. These hats were provided by the troops themselves.
As you could imagine, President Trump wasn’t the first president to sign autographs for troops. You can look at the tweet below and see when President Trump signed autographs for troops? It probably comes as no surprise that Obama faced no backlash when he did the same thing as President Trump.
Obama Signed Autographs For the Troops, Too
— The Vice President (@MikePenceVP) December 27, 2018
As usual, the cover was blown on the fake news.
Criminal media complex fake news bust – again.
Behold, Barack Obama hugged by US troops and later signing autographs for them.#MAGA @realDonaldTrump @PressSec @DonaldJTrumpJr @kimguilfoyle @EricTrump @LouDobbs @SebGorka #MAGA 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/0uOpgcCpo2
— JointheNRA NOW! 🇺🇸 (@CarmineZozzora) December 28, 2018
Below is a picture of Obama signing a troops hat
Since becoming President, Donald Trump has certainly exposed the Blatant Double Standards pic.twitter.com/x6Uspr6Jyf
— Nadia Salvino 🇺🇸 (@Nadiasalvino) December 28, 2018
President Trump stopped at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany while on his way back to the states.
He took to Twitter to address the issue people were taking because of him signing the MAGA hats.
CNN & others within the Fake News Universe were going wild about my signing MAGA hats for our military in Iraq and Germany. If these brave young people ask me to sign their hat, I will sign. Can you imagine my saying NO? We brought or gave NO hats as the Fake News first reported!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2018