President Donald Trump stated that he “disagrees strongly” with Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to start reopening many of Georgia’s businesses and institutions at Wednesday press conference, signaling the President isn’t as cavalier in going back to normal as some conservatives and libertarians are while the coronavirus is still inflicting mass casualties.
Watch Trump’s remarks on the reopening here:
Trump revealed that he told Governor Kemp as such directly. Kemp announced that he’d begin reopening businesses such as barber shops and gyms are early as Friday, with restaurants and movie theaters following on Monday.
The President’s remarks suggest he’s far less enthusiastic about the notion of reopening the economy prematurely than some of the most stringent advocates of such an approach. Trump has, however, criticized governors who have taken state of emergency restrictions too far, such as Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer and Minnesota’s Tim Walz.
Trump emphasized that while he disagrees with Kemp’s plan to reopen Georgia’s economy- by far the earliest any state is attempting in the country- he recognizes that Kemp must do what he thinks is right for his state.
The federal government is pushing for reopenings to occur in line with the White House’s three step program, an outline that specifies coronavirus containment objectives for various stages of economic reopening. Trump described many of the facilities Kemp is arranging to reopen as in violation of stage 1 of the federal guidelines for reopening.
President Trump appears set on a cautious and conservative reopening of America’s economic institutions, recognizing that “safety has to predominate.”
President Donald Trump Reduced Afghanistan War Casualties by 98 Percent Compared to Obama’s First Term
This is what “America First” foreign policy is all about.
President Donald Trump’s foreign policy achievements have largely been hidden from the public, with the fake news media and Democrats preferring to focus on fake Russian collusion stories rather than highlighting the president’s efforts to get the troops out of harm’s way.
Libertarian-leaning Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) pointed out the facts regarding the president’s foreign policy record, showing that Trump’s foreign policy in Afghanistan has resulted in a sharp reduction in casualties in America’s longest war:
Why won’t the press report this? US Military casualties in the war in Afghanistan:
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) October 22, 2020
The majority of Obama’s casualties came in his first term, when he doubled down on the Afghan war with a troop surge. He sent more troops into harm’s way without anything to show for it except for more blood. There were an incredible 2,196 troops killed in Afghanistan during Obama’s first term, and he was given a Nobel Peace Prize before his brutal policies ever really took effect.
Big League Politics reported earlier this month when President Trump pledged to bring all U.S. troops home from Afghanistan by Christmas:
President Trump issued a surprise announcement on the American military presence in Afghanistan, stating that all troops would be removed from the country by Christmas in a Wednesday evening tweet.
The announcement represents a new imperative to end the American presence in Afghanistan, which has qualified as the lengthiest war in American history.
Deep State bureaucrats have consistently fought to stonewall President Trump’s initiative to end American involvement in the failed state once and for all.
Afghanistan has been made the beneficiary of billions of dollars in American foreign aid and military assistance, but the nation’s government is still largely unable to stand on its own two feet. The Afghan Taliban continues to govern large swathes of the country, and regularly carries out terrorist attacks that inflict significant casualties on the Afghan Army.
Joe Biden is largely silent on Afghanistan, stating that he’ll end the war but clarifying that he only plans to return home the “majority” of service members stationed in the country. President Trump has already withdrawn thousands of American military personnel deployed to the country. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has been overseeing efforts to reach a final peace agreement with the Taliban in which they’d recognize the country’s feeble government.
The leaked Afghanistan Papers have revealed an enduring pattern of misconduct and deception on the part of senior government officials, who regularly sugarcoated the progress that the military was making in installing a Jeffersonian-style democracy in the troubled central Asian nation. Afghanistan is bitterly divided along sectarian, tribal and religious lines, and the region’s involvement in the decline of the Soviet Union and the British Empire have led some to style it as the “graveyard of empires.”
President Trump has made great progress toward putting the troops first despite tremendous institutional impediments from the military-industrial complex. He is clearly the peace candidate, running against the reckless imperial foreign policy of Obama/Biden, on the ballot for this election.
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