After slamming President Trump for failing to visit U.S. troops during Christmas time earlier this week and then having to completely backtrack when news broke he was in Iraq...visiting active duty troops, the media is still finding ways to criticize.
CNN's latest concern? That U.S. service members dared to ask President Trump to sign their Make America Great Again [MAGA] hats. In fact, they're accusing soldiers of breaking U.S. military protocol that could result in punishment.
Video footage and the written report of Trump's visit with service members in Iraq showed signing of hats and a "Trump 2020" patch.— CNN (@CNN) December 27, 2018
But troops' requests for the autographs could brush up against Department of Defense guidelines for political activities. https://t.co/jUUqF91bcX
Can't really get on board with journos investigating whether soldiers ***serving in Iraq*** are being sufficiently apolitical when meeting POTUS— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) December 27, 2018
But it turns out President Obama signed personal objects, like his photo, while visiting U.S. troops during his tenure. First Lady Michelle Obama also provided her signature to those who asked.
And no, U.S. troops didn't violate any rules by asking President Trump, or Obama, for a signature.
As usual, the outrage only came down on one side.