Authored By Nancy Hayes on March 1, 2017
On February 26th, President Trump told those in attendance at the Governors’ Dinner at the White House, that he plans to rebuild our depleted military. That rebuilding includes increases in shipbuilding, increases in military aircraft, and increases in our troop sizes. Trump plans to also increase our defense spending by 10% to $54 billion.
It’s no suprise that 60% our military personnel believe Obama’s decreases in military personnel, withdrawal of combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with his “lack of focus” made America less safe. Trump’s about to change that….BIG LEAGUE!
Trump loves the military and has shown he has a new level of respect that our military personnel have not seen in the last 8 years. President Trump shared some of that respect recently when a class of Green Beret candidates visited the White House.
The 18 Army officers in the Special Forces Qualification Course, or “Q-course” were visiting the National Security Council, when Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka suggested they meet the President.
“Halfway through the discussion, (Trump) said, ‘Hey — we’re not supposed to do this but follow me,’ and he brought them all into the Oval Office, took a group photograph around the Resolute desk, and then — throwing the schedules into a bit of a tizzy, said, ‘OK, that’s not good enough,’” Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka explained.
Given all of the photos of Trump meeting with people in the Oval Office that have come out over the past month, this may not seem like a huge deal, but in fact it truly is. This was the first time in the Green Beret course’s history that candidates were inside the Oval Office. Nothing like this ever came close to happening under President Barack Obama.
What makes this story even more amazing was the fact that Trump kept this Feb. 7 meeting private. No photos have been released, and the Trump-hating press pool didn’t report on it, even though it was announced a day before it occurred. Trump could have used the opportunity as a publicity stunt, but instead he chose to (attempt) to keep it a private affair. That’s one hallmark of a real leader.
“That’s how much he loves our soldiers — our warriors,” he said. Gorka had earlier brought up the meeting during remarks on a panel at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. Under Obama, he said, they “wouldn’t have even gotten into the West Wing.”
This ISN’T Obama’s America any more. With President Trump in the White House, America will see, not only will our military be rebuilt, but there will be more respect for our military and the morale of our troops will be increased. It’s time to ‘Make America Great Again’….and that includes making our military the best in the world!
Thank you, Mr. President for treating some of America’s finest…like the finest! God Bless Our Military!