Military Convoy Sporting ‘Trump’ Flag Was Naval Special Warfare Unit

A convoy of military vehicles flying a Trump flag last weekend in Kentucky belonged to a Naval Special Warfare unit, according to multiple reports.

On Sunday, the group IndivisibleKY posted video online of a string of heavily armored military vehicles — one sporting a “Trump” flag — on the I-65 highway near Louisville.

“The convoy were service members assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit driving vehicles while transiting between two training locations,” Lt. Jacqui Maxwell, a spokesperson for Naval Special Warfare Group 2, told ABC News Wednesday night.

ABC News noted that Naval Special Warfare unit is the official term used for Navy SEAL units.

Maxwell told the USA Today Thursday that such a showing was “unauthorized.”

“Yes, it was inappropriate,” Maxwell told the publication. “It was unauthorized.”

Watch the video of the convoy here.

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