President-elect Donald Trump set off a storm of controversy on Tuesday after tweeting that people who burn the U.S. flag should be punished.
But a number of prominent Trump supporters appear to have violated the U.S. Flag Code.
According to the U.S. Flag Code, the American flag should not be used as apparel, bedding, or drapery. The federal code also prohibits the flag from being used for decoration or in advertisements. The code is not enforced — it was created to ensure proper respect of the U.S. flag.
These pictures show some Trump supporters feel free to cast aside the rules for properly honoring the U.S. Flag:
The Duck Dynasty crew:
The “Babes for Trump”:
The U.S. Flag code makes no mention of hugging the flag, though it does specify that that flag should be “always aloft and free”: