First and foremost, happy Veterans Day to all my fellow Vets! It has been an honor and privilege getting to know so many great brothers and sisters over the past 18 months. Veterans Day coincides closely with Election Day.
I did an interview for the one year anniversary of President Trump’s Victory. The interview took around 90 minutes. When it was edited the actual video time was less than 2 minutes for questions and answers. This is standard. Even with the edits, I believe they were fair.
I shared it with some friends on Facebook. A liberal friend commented back to me:
I don’t support him in any way, but I’m glad you can find comfort in him.
That really hit me and gave me more insight into the difference between the left and the center. I have been told I’m a Centrist so I will proudly wear the title. I’ve always joked I’m part of the Alt-Center. However, I digress. The left looks for “comfort” in a leader. At least that is what my liberal friend must have assumed.
Can you imagine any veteran looking to their leadership for comfort? No, we look for our commanders to put the mission first. That goes nicely with President Trump’s theme Make America Great Again. That is his mission, America First.
On Veterans Day we are reminded of who we are. If you fought overseas you were not looking for “comfort” from your commanders.You were looking for direction that produced results with minimum casualties. I believe this is one of the main reasons the vast majority of veterans support President Trump. He is result oriented.
Where are the results? I knew he would never build a wall and have Mexico pay for it, repeal and replace Obamacare, simplify the tax code and reduce taxes or rebuild our crumbling infrastructure without help from Congress. Apart from Executive Orders, a President can only try to move Congress in the right direction. The results are there if you look at what President Trump has done.
President Trump is undoing the burdensome Executive Orders put in place by President Obama. He is responsible for the largest increase in the stock market since 1933, which helps everyone with a retirement account. America’s GDP is up in spite of several natural disasters. He has continued the trend of reducing unemployment to the lowest rate since President Johnson. He is renegotiating unfair trade deals. He is facing down the nuclear threat from North Korea and looking closely at Iran. No more turning a blind eye to the nuclear threat. ISIS has had their “caliphate” destroyed. That didn’t take long once we got a real leader in charge. Russia and Syria got their asses handed to them for using chemical weapons. Zero tolerance and no threatened red lines, just action. So much for the Russians wanting a President Donald Trump theory. I fail to see the downside of the Trump Presidency.
Veterans understand leadership and getting the job done. This Veterans Day I would like to encourage my fellow veterans to run for political office, if and only if you do NOT expect to find comfort in it. Doing the right thing is often uncomfortable and as a wartime veteran, you know that. Together we can help President Trump Make America Great Again and put America First.
Below is the video from the interview.