There’s nothing more foreign to the United States military than a member of the Democratic Party. That’s not opinion…that’s a fact. During my time in the Army over a decade, serving three presidents (well, two-and-a-half, if I include Bill Clinton), I saw a marked decrease in the likeability of Democrats throughout my service.
There wasn’t a day that went by that Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, or Dan Quayle didn’t have something nice to say about our men and women in the military. When Bill Clinton came along, he was the first president to decide that his time (and arm muscles) were too valuable to bother saluting our troops. Only after a lot of negative press did he finally drop his saxophone long enough to act like a real, live, grown-up Commander-In-Chief.
George W. Bush was another great admirer of our military, but I wasn’t in at that point. And of course, we’re all aware of the great disdain that Barack Hussein “Let’s Cut The Military Again” Obama had for the brave soldiers and sailors in service to the country. The moment Obama famously (and stupidly) referred to our Marine Corpsmen as Corpse-men, any support he had was over (perhaps the Corpse-men remark was wishful thinking). President Donald Trump is a horse of a different color whose valuable time on base is taken up spending quality time signing the caps of our troops!
During Barack Obama’s time as president, he was never one for being openly respectful and affectionate towards the military. Remember the latte salute, anyone?
Well, after eight years of Obama, there’s a new sheriff in town — Donald J. Trump. And, as you may have noticed, his attitude toward the military is a little different.
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Nowhere was that more evident than when the president arrived in Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday prior to his campaign-style rally in Phoenix.
According to ABC News, Trump visited Marine Air Station Yuma, a Marine Corps base on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The visit was part of the president’s push for stronger border security — including his signature infrastructure project, the border wall. As the president got off of Air Force One in Yuma, Marines lined up to greet the president. And Trump was more than happy to greet them as well, grabbing their caps and signing them.
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U.S. Marine Sgt. Lauren Butler wrote on her Instagram account that “today was the highlight of my Marine Corps career. Thank you, President Trump, for coming to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma today to shake some hands and sign some covers! It was a day I’ll never forget.”
“Meeting President Trump was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had,” Butler told American Military News.
“I’ve always been a Trump supporter, so I was extremely excited. But regardless of your political views, shaking hands with the president is extremely humbling and something you’ll never forget.”
That’s a heck of a lot different than a latte salute.
Under Barack Obama, our Marines were left holding umbrellas in the rain. And if you think that’s just symbolic, think again. Just look what happened in Benghazi.
This is clearly a president who cares about our troops and is willing to give them the respect they deserve. After eight years, that’s a refreshing change.
I never got to meet any of my Commanders-In-Chief, but I did meet Vice President Dan Quayle at the graduation of the Kuwaiti troops during Operation Desert Storm and shook the hand of President Richard M. Nixon, not once, but twice in my life. That was really awesome.
A lot of people think that a soldier doesn’t really care one way or the other if a president or other high-ranking member of the chain of command gives you a half-moment of their time, but believe it or not, it is one of the most memorable experiences that a soldier/sailor can have in his/her lifetime. Trump Rocks!
Source: Conservative Tribune