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This is Trump's Pathetic Excuse for Having Not Yet Visited a Military Base in a Combat Zone

October 18, 2018 in Blogs

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

Reminder that Donald Trump received five deferments during the draft.

President Donald Trump, despite presenting himself as a champion of America's soldiers and veterans, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he is too busy to visit a military base in a combat zone like Afghanistan and Iraq.

“Well, I will do that at some point, but I don’t think it’s overly necessary,” Trump told the Associated Press. “I’ve been very busy with everything that’s taking place here. We have the greatest economy in the history of our country. I mean, this is the greatest economy we’ve ever had, best unemployment numbers. Many groups are, you know, we’ve never even been close to these numbers. I’m doing a lot of things. I’m doing a lot of things. But it’s something I’d do. And do gladly.”

He added, “Nobody has been better at the military. Hey, I just got them a pay raise. I haven’t had a pay raise in 11 years. I just got them a substantial pay raise. ‘They’ meaning our military people. I just got them new equipment. They have stuff that was so old that the grandfathers used to fly it. I have done more for the military than any president in many, many years.”

@gretawire: PresObama is not busy talking to Congress about Syria..he is playing golf …go figure”

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2013

Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014

Later during the interview, Trump returned to the theme that he had been a staunch ally of the military, although he did so as part of a broader response to a question about the budget deficit.

“Excuse me. No. 1, I had to take care of our military. I had no choice but to do it, and I want to take care of our military,” Trump told the Associated Press. He later elaborated, “We had to do things that we had to do. And I’ve done them. Now we’re going …read more


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