Trump is right - A permit shouldn't be required for an American flag - no matter how big it is
Rules are rules. Even if it is silly, he must abide by the rules.
There has been talk above about regulations that should be followed.... I am all for most HOA rules. But, I think that unless U are flying a football field sized flag in your neighborhood (with small yards), no rules should apply to flying the flag itself...
I can't believe they actually told U that. Wow.
Now you know which neighbors to keep an eye on.