President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them “we’re really winning” against America’s foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.
Trump told military members via a video conference that they’ve achieved more progress in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State group under his watch than had been made in years of the previous administration,.
told military members via a video conference that they’ve achieved more progress in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State group under his watch than had been made in years of the previous administration,.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
We totally support you. In fact, we love you. We really do. We love you. And this is a Thanksgiving you won’t forget. You’re in a very different part of the world that you’re used to but boy are you doing a job there. And thank God for you. We also want to give thanks to our loved ones. Our amazing military families. I know they miss you and they miss you so deeply and badly there… And again, I’m gonna now, I’m surrounded by reporters and press and I’m going to ask them to leave and we’re going to have very confidential personal conversations. We’re set up for that.
The president then kicked reporters out of the room so he could hold a conversation with individual soldiers and Marines serving their country overseas.
The president is spending Thanksgiving at his home in Mar-a-lago this year.
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“We’re very, very proud of you,” Trump said, hailing the troops as “very, very special people” to him and everyone else in the country.
Trump and his wife, Melania, provided turkey sandwiches, giant muffins, heaping baskets of fruit, chips and cookies at the Coast Guard station, where he singled out the service for its hurricane relief. “There’s no brand that went up more than the Coast Guard,” he said. “What a job you’ve done.”