The Hillary Clinton campaign has come under fire for disrespecting the American flag after a photographer for The Washington Post posted an image of a crumpled flag lying on the floor prior to Clinton’s election night rally in New Hampshire on Tuesday.
With many hours to go, Clinton's staff has flags ready for their election night party // photo by @melinamara https://t.co/a9ZvkJNiZp— Post Politics (@Post Politics)1455047285.0
The U.S. Flag Code stipulates:
§8. Respect for flag
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
It also states that the flag “should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.”
Twitter users condemned the treatment of flag.
@Mike_R_Hummel utterly disgraceful— Prudence Paine (@Prudence Paine)1455065059.0
@postpolitics @melinamara just treating the American flag the way she treats classified emails...— Amber (@Amber)1455055681.0
@postpolitics @melinamara If she'll do that to the flag, imagine what she'll do to the country— 🇺🇸Tami (@🇺🇸Tami)1455052135.0
.@postpolitics @melinamara Well, that's better than Bill Clinton treats women— Flynnocent (@Flynnocent)1455054012.0