In message to troops, Trump claims 'win' in Afghanistan

  • In message to troops, Trump claims 'win' in Afghanistan

In message to troops, Trump claims 'win' in Afghanistan

On the line with Trump: The first brigade combat team of the 82nd Airborne, which is operating in Kandahar, Afghanistan; the Direct Support Team Gulf of the Marine Corps Special Operations, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion; sailors aboard the USS Monterey; the Air Force's 74th Expeditionary Fighters Squadron at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey; and the Coast Guard forces aboard the Wrangell near Kuwait. "We're doing well at home", the president said. We said, 'Go ahead; we're going to fight to win.' We're not fighting anymore to just walk around.

Trump's Thanksgiving activities could include family time, along with golf, at either his Jupiter or West Palm Beach clubs.

Trump added: "There is no brand, of any kind, not just talking about a military brand, that has gone up more than the Coast Guard".

Trump made multiple references to how the USA military is faring under his administration compared to how it had fared under former President Obama. "Keep about 10 percent in the bag".

"As many of you know, I have been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor. An ally can turn". "So you're fighting for something real, you're fighting for something good". "You can lose the war even if you have [an] overwhelming advantage - militarily, economically, technologically - if you don't recognize you are at war", cautioned Kasparov.

Both Drumstick and Wishbone, who lost the 2017 race for National Thanksgiving Turkey but was still spared from the oven, have moved into an enclosure called Gobbler's Rest at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, where they will be cared for by the school's Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences.

At the earlier video conference, Trump cleared the room of press after about 10 minutes so he could have "very confidential, personal conversations" with those on the line. Everybody in this country is watching and they are seeing positive reports for a change.

Before he could sit down at a scrumptious meal with all the Thanksgiving trimmings with his family at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, he spent most of his time doing presidential duties.