Firefighters in New York City have been ordered not to hang photos of President-elect Donald Trump in firehouses or on their trucks — sparking anger among some in the department.
"Only [the] FDNY wouldn't want the democratically elected president of America hanging in a firehouse," one firefighter told the New York Post.
"The firehouse is supposed to be a symbol of America. That's hard to believe when you can't post a picture of the president."
Top officials in the department told firefighters to stay away from politics after the bitter presidential election. Their order came after a fire truck in Brooklyn was seen with a Trump mask attached to its grille, the newspaper reports.
"Posting of these materials is not in compliance is not in compliance with Regs," The Post quotes a memo sent out to firefighters, who say it is in direct reference to the president-elect.
But in the past, photos of other presidents have been displayed in city firehouses without a problem, according to the Post.
"They have pictures of . . . George Bush standing on the World Trade Center pile with a megaphone," a source told the Post. "FDNY posts pictures all the time. When Barack Obama visits firehouses, FDNY officially posts photos of him shaking hands, people smiling — no problem there."
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