Flying a large "Trump" flag, a mysterious convoy of military vehicles rolled down Interstate 65 through Louisville on Sunday morning. But nobody is claiming it.
A spokesman for Ft. Knox, Patrick Hodges, said it wasn't theirs.
Same for the Kentucky National Guard, said Maj. Stephen Martin, director of public affairs.
A Defense Department spokesman, Maj. Jamie Davis, who examined images of the four-truck procession for the Courier-Journal, said he doesn't think it belonged to any service branch — and that the vehicles may have been military surplus.
Davis said it would violate regulations to fly such a flag on a military vehicle. “That is not standard procedure,” he said. He also said it would have been against the rules to run a military convoy without unit markings on the trucks.
Chris Rowzee, a spokeswoman for indivisibleky, a new activist organization in Louisville, said that as a retired veteran who served 28 years in the Air Force, “I can't even begin to describe how disturbed I am by this.”
While Donald Trump is president, she said, the military is supposed to be a nonpolitical organization in which servicemen and women swear an oath to the Constitution, not to any particular president.
“To show a partisan political leaning on a military vehicle is very reminiscent of Nazi Germany,” she said.
Invisibleky posted photos and a video of the convoy on its website. Rowzee said the group thinks the trucks may have belonged to a military contractor, if they weren't being operated by the military.
So yes, this actually happened. Somebody decided it would be really cool to drive around several military trucks with at least one of them openly flying a Trump regime flag. Every alarm bell in the universe ought to be ringing in your head at this one, guys. We know Trump has his own security team separate from the US Secret Service and that our military and police have a real problem with white nationalists in the ranks.
This is the kind of thing that will become more prevalent.
By the way, can you imagine the national freakout if a military truck was ever spotted flying an Obama flag?