A military convoy was seen in Kentucky over the weekend flying a Trump flag, and the U.S. Navy is now looking to find out who was responsible.
The large blue flag, emblazoned with “Trump” in white letters, was spotted on a military Humvee on a highway outside Louisville, CNN reported. The U.S. Navy confirmed that the Fort Knox-based Humvees were being driven by an East Coast Naval Special Warfare unit, or Navy SEALs unit.
The convoy was traveling between two military training areas.
It is allowed to fly certain flags from military vehicles, but the Trump flag was not an authorized flag.
“Defense Department and Navy regulations prescribe flags and pennants that may be displayed as well as the manner of display. The flag shown in the video was unauthorized,” Navy Public Affairs Officer Lieutenant Jacqui Maxwell told ABC News.
Fort Knox is used by Naval Special Warfare units for routine training, Maxwell said. If the inquiry determines that there was misconduct, the unit commander will “make a disposition decision as to the appropriate administrative or disciplinary action”.
The Facebook video showing the Humvee was removed Thursday but had garnered nearly 80,000 views before it was.
The Navy has begun a command inquiry on the incident.