History is indeed repeating itself. Our military languished under Jimmy Carter and it took Ronald Reagan to get America back on track. Similarly our military wasn't Barack Obama's main priority. He feared that climate change was a bigger threat to the United States than ISIS and Islamic terrorism. And he couldn't even say the words. President Trump is a whole new ballgame!
NY Times reports President Trump on Monday promised to spend lavishly on the United States military in an effort to maintain peace in “our troubled, troubled times,” telling troops and commanders that he would give them the tools to prevail against the Islamic State and thwart its attempts to strike America.
“We will make a historic financial investment in the armed forces of the United States and show the entire world that America stands with those who stand in defense of freedom,” Mr. Trump said at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., home to the military’s Central Command and Special Operations Command.
“Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland,” he added, claiming without elaborating that the “dishonest press does not even want to report” on terrorist attacks throughout Europe.
“They have their reasons, and you understand that,” he added. His criticism of the news media appeared to ignore the vast amount of reporting on violence committed by the Islamic State and its supporters in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.The 12-minute speech to service members was Mr. Trump’s first opportunity to address troops publicly since he became commander in chief, and he began by exulting in his election victory, citing the large share of military votes he drew as proof of service members’ loyalty to him.