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    Arrow Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq


    Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

    https://nypost.com/2018/12/26/donald...roops-in-iraq/

    President Trump, who has been criticized for not visiting US troops during the holidays, slipped off to an air base in Iraq on Wednesday.

    Trump, wearing a dark suit and red tie, and first lady Melania Trump met with military personnel on Wednesday at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq just west of Baghdad – his first visit with military members in in a war zone since he entered the White House almost two years ago.

    He told the gathered servicemen and women, many of whom were wearing fatigues, that he has “no plans at all” to pull them out of the country, where they’ve been helping Iraq forces battle Islamic State terrorists








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    they look very familiar - a lot of them are 10th Mountain Division, based here at Fort Drum - a long way from home, and a long way from their loved ones who are missing them

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    they look very familiar - a lot of them are 10th Mountain Division, based here at Fort Drum - a long way from home, and a long way from their loved ones who are missing them
    Do you mean you know or recognize some of them?

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    hard to say - a couple of them look familiar, friends of a fellow classmate from a couple years ago that we used as guinea pigs for phlebotomy training

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    hard to say - a couple of them look familiar, friends of a fellow classmate from a couple years ago that we used as guinea pigs for phlebotomy training
    That's pretty cool.

    Breaking News: Trump is making one more stop somewhere before returning, according to Fox.

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    Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

    Unfortunately the timing of this trip is suspect with "The Donald" using this trip strictly for "political" reasons - to promote public support for his decision for military withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan and as a diversion from the "chaos" that he left behind in Washington!

    This Commander-and-Chief views the US military as "props" to promote his personal "political agenda!"

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    Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

    Someone should demand that Trump make his medical records public concerning the "bone spurs" that disqualified him from military service - just like he demanded that Obama produce his birth certificate to prove that he was an American citizen!

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    Trump, during his only visit to the troops in his 2 years as President, outright lies to them about a pay raise:

    “You haven't gotten one in more than 10 years,” Trump said. “More than 10 years. And we got you a big one. I got you a big one. I got you a big one.

    “They said, ‘You know, we could make it smaller. We could make it 3%. We could make it 2%. We could make it 4%,’” Trump claimed. “I said, ‘No. Make it 10%. Make it more than 10%.’ Because it's been a long time. It's been more than 10 years. It's been more than 10 years. That's a long time.
    Total lies.

    1) The military has received a pay raise every year for the past 30 years,

    2) The pay raise this year was 2.6%. Nowhere near the 10% that Trump boasted.

    Trump, visiting troops in Iraq, makes false claims about raising military pay

    But not only that, Trump actually pushed for the military raise to be LOWER than recommended:

    [Military] pay increases are determined by a statutory formula, and Trump in fact requested an amount below the automatic adjustment for 2018. Congress overrode the president’s proposal, and Trump ultimately agreed to fully fund the increase as determined by federal law.
    Does he think that the troops won't know that he's lying to them about a 10% pay raise they didn't get? Or does he just have no clue to what's going on (even though he signed the pay increase)? Either way, it's pathetic. He clearly couldn't care less about the troops and is only concerned with aggrandizing himself and feeding the supporters who continue eat up any lie he tells them.

    This isn't the first time Trump has brazenly lied about military pay raises.
    Last edited by wonderdog; December 27th, 2018 at 05:54 AM.

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    Ah, the Liar in Chief, Commander Bone Spur. donald The Chump trump.

    I read where he claimed the flight over, all blacked out for part of it, was scary.

    Whiny donny. Wonder what his nickname was when he was a kid? Hairspray donny?

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    Wonderdog, you need to realize that Catholic Crusader likes it when donny lies. Makes him feel soooo much safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonahdog View Post
    Ah, the Liar in Chief, Commander Bone Spur. donald The Chump trump.

    I read where he claimed the flight over, all blacked out for part of it, was scary.

    Whiny donny. Wonder what his nickname was when he was a kid? Hairspray donny?


    obsessive hate is a truly amazing thing to observe

    what happened, jonah?

    you run out of puppies to hug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgarden View Post
    Someone should demand ...
    go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonahdog View Post
    Ah, the Liar in Chief.....
    That's you, Liar in Chief.

    The troops love the Commander and Chief.



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    double post
    Last edited by wonderdog; December 27th, 2018 at 11:06 AM.

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