“We’re respected again as a nation”

Via Powerline

President Trump visited the troops in Iraq at Al Asad Air Base on Christmas. Sarah Sanders announced on Twitter: “President Trump and the First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and Senior Military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas.” President Trump himself tweeted out the video below….

Quotable quote (Trump via the linked Politico article): “We’re no longer the suckers, folks. We’re respected again as a nation.”

Except by all the mongrels, Dems and #NeverTrumpers.

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16 Responses to “We’re respected again as a nation”

  1. stackja

    Even express.co.uk can’t just report story. Have to have negative.

    ‘We’re no longer the SUCKERS’: Trump defends Syria troop exit in …
    https://www.express.co.uk › News › World
    2 hours ago – Mr Trump told troops at the Iraq base: “We’re no longer the suckers, folks. We’re respected again as a nation. “If we see something happening …

  2. Confused Old Misfit

    “We’re respected again as a nation.”

    And he is right.
    Far too much credence is given to the blathering of commentators in so called “official news organs.
    The humble man in the street sees a politician delivering on his promises and that is what engenders respect.

  3. Tom

    Trump’s genius is that, after announcing the Syria pullout, he has the deranged lunatics on CNN and CNBC joining with the DC neo-con establishment to demand that he escalate the American presence in foreign wars. As usual, it turns out the left are the warmongers and Trump in onside with the American majority public opinion. Once again, the news media is fighting, rather than representing, the American public interest.

  4. P

    Now Ramstein Airbase, Germany!

  5. Roger

    Trump’s genius is that, after announcing the Syria pullout, he has the deranged lunatics on CNN and CNBC joining with the DC neo-con establishment…

    Not to mention our own ABC…small beer by comparison, but very entertaining listening to our local Lefties boosting American military interventions abroad and denouncing Trump’s supposed isolationism.

  6. Death Giraffe

    Maybe Trump’s only lasting legacy will be all the wars he did not get us into.
    It isn’t a bad legacy.
    Perhaps tens of thousands of lives that get to go on living, hundreds of thousands of people not displaced and millions who get to keep more of their money.

  7. P

    Though it’s the middle of the night at Ramstein, Pres Trump is using refueling pitstop to meet aboard Air Force One with USAF Commanders, He’ll also get a chance to greet some base personnel.
    h/t tweet here.

  8. egg_

    Not to mention our own ABC…small beer by comparison, but very entertaining listening to our local Lefties boosting American military interventions abroad and denouncing Trump’s supposed isolationism.

    But, but… the Oils protest hit:

  9. P

    About 2:30 a.m. local time, President Donald Trump and Melania Trump greet servicemembers at Ramstein Air Base, Germany

    H/T https://twitter.com/MichaelDelauzon?lang=en

  10. Cynic of Ayr

    Via Tim Blair…
    NBC headline:
    Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime
    That piece soon saw the addition of an editor’s note:
    On Wednesday, a day after this article was published, President Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq to greet U.S. troops. It was his first presidential visit to a combat zone.
    Dopey bastards. The next thing they’ll be saying is that Trump went to Iraq because the NBC’s headline. Firstly, this trip has to be planned days in advance, I would assume, and secondly, obviously NBC didn’t get an invite to go on the trip and “report”.
    Now, that last bit is funny!

  11. Old Liberal

    Respected as the nation that left its allies in the poo?

  12. Dr Fred Lenin

    Cynic , I love the way Trump treats the arrogant leftist media , he treats most of them with the contempt they deserve . They are so confident of the power they have over the career politica;]l maggots who tremble with fear at the weakening “power of the press” , the media has got like the old soviet media , they etold so many lies people didnt beleive them even on the rare occasions bthey were being truthfull .
    A cynical old journalist I knew years ago used to say,” beleive nothing you read or hear and about half of what you see” sage advice .

  13. iain russell

    I think the go-to, woke and au courant term is ‘Dims’, not ‘Dems’. FYI and a HNY!

  14. Gavin R Putland

    I’m sure the troops will be feeling much better now that their commander-in-chief has blown their cover on Facebook and Twitter. Trump’s defenders protest that the deployment is not covert, but merely clandestine. Oh, well, that’s all right then.

  15. Colonel Crispin Berka, King's Fusiliers Corps.

    America is respected because Trump says so?
    That’s like asking Richard Di Natale if the Greens are respected.

    When the general public in other countries were polled a few months ago, the result is the opposite. The USA is below Obama-era levels of international approval, actually.

    You’re talking about the president who couldn’t remember how to fold up an umbrella. An ongoing train wreck of a laughing stock.

    Okay, he pulled the USA out of the Paris Climate treaty, which is good, but remember the question is about international respectability, and most people still have an IV drip of klimate Kool-Aid into their cerebellum, so this move actually counts against him. He took a quick-fix political option instead of legitimately undermining the veneer of scientific support for CO2 abatement. A lost opportunity.

    * Hasn’t built a wall.
    * Started more protectionism, making prices go up for the sake of a few tens of thousands of new jobs.
    * Claimed China was a currency manipulator, then totally recanted.
    * Suggested the USA might not help its NATO allies if they were invaded.
    * Tried to reinstate waterboarding under the palpably false pretence that “torture works”.
    * Originally claimed Afghanistan was a mess that USA had to clean up (true), then at the beginning of December he orders half of USA’s troops to return home for Christmas, which might buy a few extra votes in the military 18 months from now but has already cost him his SecDef. What an idiot.
    * Just generally exhibits crassness, ignorance, lies, and chest thumping on the world stage.
    He’s had some domestic political achievements but that doesn’t affect the international reputation of America as much.

    In case you missed it the first time, while walking into Air Force One this president couldn’t remember how to fold up an umbrella.

    The world dodged HRC. Great, but the task of replacing this BS’ing buffoon with a more presidential president can’t move quickly enough. America won’t be respected until that happens.

    Mind you, I’ll cut him some more slack if he ever achieves this particular campaign promise:

    33. Refuse to call Iran’s leader by his preferred title. “I guarantee you I will be never calling him the Supreme Leader… I’ll say, ‘Hey baby, how ya doing?’ I will never call him the Supreme Leader.”

    Still waiting for that one.

    My recommendation? Shapiro & West 2020, you know it makes sense.

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