After receiving widespread criticism from the political establishment over a partial troop withdrawal from Syria, President Trump addressed the painful reality of America’s interventionist foreign policy in a heartfelt speech on Wednesday.
“The hardest thing I have to do, by far — much harder than the witch hunt — is signing letters to parents of soldiers that have been killed,” Trump said. “There’s not a lot of upsides, if there’s any upside at all, and in many cases there’re only downsides.”
“The hardest thing I have to do is signing those letters. That’s the hardest thing I have to do. Each letter is different. We make each letter different, and last week I signed five of them for Afghanistan, one in Iraq, one in Syria from two weeks ago, and sometimes I call the parents, sometimes I see the parents,” he said.
Trump talked about “blue-on-green attacks” in which foreign soldiers who are trained by U.S. military personnel turn the gun on the individuals who trained them. Trump says these types of attacks are particularly prevalent in Afghanistan, a war that Trump is intent upon bringing to an end.
He displayed an empathy toward the lives of soldiers that his predecessors never had.
“I see people that were smiling, saying, ‘Oh Mr. President, thank you for being here.’ […] I’ve seen people that I thought were really incredible the way they were — I didn’t even understand how they could take it so well — scream like I’ve never seen anything before. Sometimes, they’ll run to the coffin. They’ll break through military barriers. They’ll run to the coffin and jump on top of the coffin. Crying mothers and wives, crying desperately,” Trump said.
What he has experienced as commander-in-chief has made Trump realize the necessity of bringing the troops home, and reversing the failed foreign policy that has exacerbated the many problems of the Middle East.
“And this is on these endless wars that just never stopped and there’s a time and there’s a place, but it’s time to stop,” Trump added.
His entire speech can be seen here:
The hardest thing I have to do as President… pic.twitter.com/6bzwh78I00
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019
Trump has enraged the Republican Party establishment with his decision to remove troops from Syria and hand over captured ISIS militants to Turkish dictator Recep Erdoğan.
“President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria is having sickening and predictable consequences,” said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), whose father was the architect of the disastrous Iraq War.
“The Kurds have been a great partner. … Turkey under Erdoğan has not been. I’m concerned about what can happen next,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) said. “A lot can happen in a hurry and we’ll just have to see what happens when we get back. I wish the president would reconsider.”
“It’s a terrible mistake. We’ll have to think of what options there are. I’m sure the Senate will, potentially, take some vote to disagree with that decision,” Sen. “Little” Marco Rubio (R-FL) said.
However, Trump has made it clear that his goal is to put America first. If doing the right thing means angering Republican career politicians in Washington D.C., so be it.
“I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, than to risk peace in pursuit of politics,” Trump iconically said last year.
POLL: 52% of Republicans Believe President Trump Rightfully Won the 2020 Presidential Election
Standing by the President.
More than half of national Republican voters recognize President Donald Trump as the legitimate victor of the 2020 Presidential election, according to a new poll from Reuters.
The poll questioned national voters on their impressions of the election. 73% of respondents recognized that Joe Biden “won,” but when asked which candidate “rightfully won,” Republican voters were far more skeptical. 52% of Republicans indicated that Donald Trump was the rightful victor of the 2020 election.
55% of voters described the 2020 election as “legitimate and accurate,” down 7% from the 62% of Americans who described the 2016 election as such. 28% expressly identified the election outcome as the product of “illegal voting or election rigging,” up 12% from 2016.
Even some Democrats and Independents expressed concerns over election integrity. 16% of Democrats and 33% of Independents said they were concerned over election rigging, with a strong majority of 68% of Republicans agreeing.
Democrats have largely memory-holed years of election conspiracy theories alleging wide-ranging interference plots on the part of the Russian Federation, now claiming that questioning the veracity of election results is a slap in the face to American democracy.
The mainstream media continually insists that there’s nothing to see and no reason to be skeptical of the election processes- which eroded a strong lead for Donald Trump days after the election. However, the people don’t seem so easily convinced.
Immigration4 days ago
BOMBSHELL: President Trump May Sign Executive Order to End Birthright Citizenship Before First Term Ends
Campaign 20203 days ago
Georgia Recount Worker Describes “Pristine” Batch of Ballots – 98% for Joe Biden!
Videos3 days ago
‘Biggest Scandal in U.S. History’: Reporter Shane Trejo Describes Detroit’s Election Night Chaos to One America News
Politics3 days ago
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel is Getting Ready to Stab President Trump in the Back to Keep Her Post
Campaign 20204 days ago
John Oliver: It is ‘Completely Insane’ to Use Vulnerable Computer Systems to Count Votes; Trump is ‘All the Way Completely Right’
Hollywood4 days ago
Warner Bros. Signs ‘Trained Marxist’ BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors to Produce TV Shows
Campaign 20202 days ago
WATCH: Fulton County Poll Manager Susan Voyles Recounts Election Improprieties in Georgia Recount
Campaign 20202 days ago
Sidney Powell is No Longer Working With President Trump’s Legal Team