The libs and media incessantly – 24/7 – blast anti-Trump propaganda and fake news. Antidote? Read his own words and consider his actions and see if you do not conclude:
YA GOTTA LOVE THE GUY.
Let’s start here.
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY More than any President since Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump values and honors the military. Here he is at Annapolis, graduation day, 2018, giving the commencement address to the U.S. Naval Academy graduating class before a stadium of 30,000 people. He shook the hand of each of the more than 1000 graduates. He told the cadets that hundreds of new ships were their way and the days of depleted military funding were over. President Trump’s words:
You are now leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the face of the planet: the United States military. Each of you will make your own mark on the Navy, the Marine Corps, the military, and the history of our great nation…There is no hill our Marines can’t take and there is no stronghold the SEALs can’t breach. There is no sea the Navy can’t brave.Together you are the tip of the spear, the edge of the blade and the front of the shield defending and protecting our great country. America is the greatest fighting force for peace, justice, and freedom in the history of the world. … We know that the best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war.
Together there is nothing America can’t do. Absolutely nothing. We are all in for America like never before. We are all in for our great country.
Strive for excellence, live for adventure, think big, dream bigger, push further, sail faster, fly higher, and never, ever stop reaching for greatness. As long as we are united with the same mission, the same purpose, the same patriotic heart, we will win because we are one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God.
‘ya gotta love’ – someone who talks like that!
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/read-president-trumps-us-naval-academy-commencement-address/561206/ Nor did he stop with only one military academy. President Trump made time for perhaps the least publicized of our services- the Coast Guard.
THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY https://www.theday.com/article/20170517/NWS09/170519425 At Arlington Cemetery, on Memorial Day, the President continued: [Identifying members of his administration and of Congress]…thank you… members of the Armed Forces and veterans – thank you for joining us as we honor the brave warriors who gave their lives for ours, spending their last moments on this Earth in defense of this country and of its people.Words cannot measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love, or the totality of their courage. We only hope that every day we can prove worthy not only of their sacrifice and service but of the sacrifice made by the families and loved ones they left behind. Special, special people. I especially want to extend our gratitude to Secretary John Kelly … He understands more than most ever could or ever will the wounds and burdens of war. Not only did Secretary proudly serve in the military for more than 40 years, enduring many hardships, but he and his incredible wife Karen have borne the single most difficult hardship of them all — the loss of their son, Robert, in service to our country. Robert died fighting the enemies of all civilizations in Afghanistan. To John, Karen, Heather, Kate, Andrea and the entire Kelly family, today 300 million American hearts are joined together with yours. We grieve with you. We honor you. And we pledge to you that we will always remember Robert and what he did for all of us. …The Kelly family represents military families across the country who carry the burden of freedom on their shoulders. Secretary Kelly is joined today by his son-in-law, Jake, a Wounded Warrior. And the Secretary’s son, Johnnie, will soon leave on his fifth deployment. It is because of families like yours that all of our families can live in safety and live in peace. To every Gold Star family who honors us with your presence, you lost sons and daughters, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers. They each had their own names, their own stories, their own beautiful dreams. But they were all angels sent to us by God, and they all share one title in common — and that is the title of hero. Real heroes. Though they were here only a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever. General Douglas MacArthur once said that ‘the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind.’ Here at this hallowed shrine, we honor the noblest among us — the men and women who paid the ultimate price for victory and for freedom. We pay tribute to those brave souls who raced into gunfire, roared into battle, and ran into hell to face down evil. They made their sacrifice not for fame, or for money, or even for glory — but for country. [Here the President paid tribute to Senator Bob Dole] We thank you not only for your service, but for helping us to remember your fallen comrades and the countless American patriots who gave their lives in the Second World War…. Since the first volley of gunfire in the Revolution, brave Americans in every generation have answered the call of duty and won victory for freedom in its hour of need. Today, a new generation of American patriots are fighting to win the battle against terrorism — risking their lives to protect our citizens from an enemy that uses the murder of innocents to wage war on humanity itself. [The president then mentioned a number of people and recounted their heroism and sacrifice and quoted the father of one] …he holds on to the promise of Joshua Chapter 1, Verse 9: ‘The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’… To every Gold Star family, God is with you, and your loved ones are with Him. They died in wars so that we could live in peace. I believe that God has a special place in heaven for those who laid down their lives so that others may live free from fear and this horrible oppression. … we do know …our gratitude …is boundless and undying. …Their stories are now woven into the soul of our nation, into the Stars and Stripes on our flag, and into the beating hearts of our … people. Today we also hold a special vigil for heroes whose story we cannot tell because their names are known to God alone — the unknown soldiers. We do not know where they came from, who they left behind, or what they hoped to be. But we do know what they did. They fought and they died in a great and noble act of loyalty and love to their families and to our country. …the love we hear whispering throughout this sacred place and from every tombstone on these hallowed grounds..is the love that binds this earth beneath us and it bleeds from the hearts of all of those who died so that we might live free. We can never replace them. We can never repay them. But we can always remember. And today, that is what we are doing — we remember. Words cannot wipe away the tears or bring back those smiling faces. But if Americans just take the time to look into your eyes and tell you how much we thank you and how dearly we pray for you and how truly we love you, then hopefully you can find solace through your pain. And every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land please know your brave sons and daughters pushed away the night and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn….God bless you. God bless our fallen heroes. God bless their families. God bless our military. And God bless the United States of America. The cite here contains the full text and all of it should be read. http://time.com/4797345/donald-trump-memorial-day-transcript-arlington-national-cemetery/ Not included in the text, the President mentioned a seven year old boy, dressed neatly in a U.S. Marine uniform. The boy tugged on Trump’s hand and said he had wanted to meet him. He then said, “I’d like you to meet my dad”. The boy lead the President over to his father’s grave. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-arlington-memorial-day-20170529-story.html PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TIRELESS IN HIS SUPPORT OF OUR VETERANS The President spoke on the 74th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy. On June 6, 1944, more than 70,000 brave young Americans charged out of landing craft, jumped out of airplanes, and stormed into hell. They gave their hearts, their blood, and their very lives on those beaches to drive out the enemy and strike a lasting victory for our country and for freedom… In every generation there have been heroes like them, patriots who answer the call to serve, who do whatever it takes, wherever and whenever we need them to defend America. They put everything on the line for us. And when they come home, we must do everything that we can possibly do for them. Four years ago, our entire nation was shocked and outraged by stories of the VA system plagued by neglect, abuse, fraud, and mistreatment of our veterans. And there was nothing they could do about it. …Good people that worked there, they couldn’t take care of the bad people. Meaning, you’re fired; get the hell out of here. No one who defends our country in uniform should have to fight for their lives when they come back, when they come to their home. We commend your strength and courage in the face of hardship. And we pledge to act in your name, and in the name of every other veteran who has been so badly wronged, neglected, and mistreated. … those who serve our nation, who risk life and limb for country, …must never be denied care, access, or treatment that they need. Last year, I signed the historic VA Accountability legislation, meaning you now can immediately get rid of people that don’t treat our veterans right; that rob us, or cheat us, or aren’t good to our great vets. You can get them out. …. For 40 years they’ve been trying to pass this … And they couldn’t. Made so much sense. But it was hard. You have civil service, you have unions. Of course they’d never do anything to stop anything, but they had a very great deal of power. And in the end, they came along. Everybody came along because they knew it was right….Almost in the class with Choice. VA Accountability … And now, if people don’t do a great job, they can’t work with our vets anymore. .. we’re very proud of Accountability. You fulfilled your duty to our nation with tremendous loyalty and courage. And with the signing of this veterans choice legislation, we take one more crucial step in fulfilling our duty to you…And finally, I want to thank the fantastic veteran service organizations that helped us push today’s Choice legislation across the finish line.
Veterans’ Choice -… those who serve our nation, who risk life and limb for country, … must never be denied care, access, or treatment that they need. It seemed like if they’re waiting on line for nine days and they can’t see a doctor, why aren’t they going outside to see a doctor and take care of themselves, and we pay the bill? It’s less expensive for us, it works out much better, and it’s immediate care. And that’s what we’re doing. … we’re allowing our veterans to get access to the best medical care available, whether it’s at the VA or at a private provider. If the VA can’t meet the needs of a veteran in a timely manner, that veteran will have the right to go right outside to a private doctor. …This legislation also expands access to the caregiver program for seriously injured veterans. Because no matter where you served or when you fought, … if you wore that uniform, then you deserve our absolute best. This bill speeds up the claims process, increases the health services, expands access to walk-in clinics, and fights opioid addiction.. ..and we will not rest until the job is fully done. My administration has also taken action to ensure veterans can seamlessly transition their medical records from the Department of Defense into the VA. … It took years to do. We’ll do it immediately now. … https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-signing-va-mission-act-2018/https://www.c-span.org/video/?446633-1/president-trump-signs-veterans-health-care-legislation PRESIDENT TRUMP CONTINUALLY ASSERTS AMERICA’S HERITAGE. President Trump has ‘Made America Great Again!’ He chose those words because they were Ronald Reagan’s words. Trump is not another Reagan. No one is or could be. However, more than any president since President Reagan, President Trump has consistently reminded us of America’s heritage: …since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator. Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. …the most important truth our Founders understood was this: Freedom is not a gift from government; freedom is a gift from God, .., we reaffirm our shared customs, traditions and values. We love our country. We celebrate our troops. We embrace our freedom. We respect our flag. We are proud of our history. We cherish our Constitution, including, by the way, the Second Amendment. We fully protect religious liberty. We believe in law and order. And we support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. And we pledge our allegiance to one nation under God….As long as we open our eyes to God’s grace and open our hearts to God’s love, then America will forever be the land of the free, the home of the brave, and a light unto all nations. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-66th-annual-national-prayer-breakfast/ And recall these words from his speech in Poland: The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies….we put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives…the people of Poland, the people of America, and the people of Europe still cry out ‘We want God.’ In America we don’t worship government, we worship God!https://www.ireallymissreagan.com/single-post/2017/12/10/HE-SAVED-US-FROM-HILLARY- TRUMPING-THE-LEFT Harking back to George Washington, Donald Trump repeatedly acknowledges how America has been the beneficiary of God’s blessings. Examples of Washington’s words: It is impossible to govern the world without God. It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly implore his protection and favor. I am sure there never was a people who had more reason to acknowledge a divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency which was so often manifested during the revolution; or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of Him, who is alone able to protect them. He must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations. The Commander in Chief earnestly recommends that the troops not on duty should universally attend with that seriousness of Deportment and gratitude of Heart which the recognition of such reiterated and astonishing interpositions of Providence demand of us. The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institutions may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest of purposes. Should, hereafter, those who are intrusted with the management of this government, incited by the lust of power & prompted by the supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve to shew, that no compact among men (however provident in its construction & sacred in its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable—and if I may so express myself, that no wall of words—that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other. PRESIDENT TRUMP STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF RELIGION The President adjourned to the White House for prayer after announcing the nomination of of Neal Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The photo… shows Trump, his two eldest sons, Vice President Pence and wife Karen, Reince Priebus, and Justice Scalia’s widow Maureen and son Fr. Paul Scalia, among others, praying with nominee Neil Gorsuch and his wife Marie Louise in the White House. The photo was taken shortly after Trump announced Gorsuch as his pick to fill the late Antonin Scalia’s seat. Since the 1960’s, the restraining hold of religion has weakened in our universities, in our media, and, to a frightening extent, in our culture itself. Too many people have rejected the ideas that there are a higher power for moral conduct, that there is much more to life than ‘self-actualization.’ Commentator and author Kevin McCullough noted:…the current president, who, despite his personal idiosyncrasies, has, in his speeches, emphasized America’s and Western Civilization’s dependence on a religious understanding that duty might be more important than individual desire. …very few scholars …[understand] in our tradition, responsibilities are ultimately as, if not more important than, rights, and that without deference to established practices we risk calamity and chaos. In one of the great paradoxes of our time, …the mass media portray the Trump White House as a place of chaos, but, in fact, the ethos that may actually motivate this administration is the restoration of the traditional understanding of our Constitution, of our liberties, and of our way of life. https://townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2018/05/27/dear-democrats-donald-trump-actually-loves-this-country-n2484769? MELANIA AND DONALD TRUMP IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL A SLEW OF SUBSTANTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS Starting point: in less than a year, Donald Trump quietly reversed virtually all of Barack Obama’s “fundamental changes” to America! No American President has ever accomplished more in his first term, let alone in his first year. PRO LIFE The most important issue for many conservatives. The President lost no time in delivering on his campaign promise of support. In office less than two months, President Trump endorsed the 2017 March for Life and Vice President Mike Pence became the first vice president in United States history to speak at the eventhttp://www.conservapedia.com/Donald_Trump_achievements:_AbortionThis site offers a summary of the numerous pro life orders issued by President Trump. And the President said this: …every child is a precious gift from God; [because of those who work for pro life] parents have the care and support they need to choose life; Roe vs. Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world. [We] are one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions, … in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be [torn] from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong… only 12 percent of Americans support abortion on demand at any time… we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peRPywkNs74 http://www.conservapedia.com/Donald_Trump_achievements:_Abortion[This site contains a summary of the numerous pro life orders issued by President Trump.] APPOINTMENTS The President’s appointments have been outstanding: Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice; General Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense; Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]; and, more impressive and talented women appointed to important positions than ever in our history: Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education; Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security; Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary; Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force; Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation; Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President; Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Kelly Sadler, Director of Surrogate & Coalitions Outreach; Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Hope Hicks, Communications Director; Heather Brand, Associate Attorney General; Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Adviser; Katy Talento, White House Healthcare Adviser; Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer, Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Communications Adviser; and many others.https://www.ireallymissreagan.com/single-post/2018/01/28/NOT-BAD-FOR-A-RACISTMISOGYNIST—WOMEN-IN-IMPORTANT-POSITIONS-OF-POWERhttps://www.ireallymissreagan.com/single-post/2017/12/26/COMING-ATTRACTIONS OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS Trump himself, when announcing the Veterans Choice legislation, said this: Among the best job numbers ever, in the history of our country. African American unemployment, the lowest it’s ever been in history. Hispanic unemployment, the lowest it’s ever been in history. Women unemployment, lowest it’s been in 21 years… since the election, we’ve added $7 trillion to our country’s worth, … never had anything like this. … it’s going to get better. Cutting regulations, cutting taxes. Trump’s words we’re only the iceberg’s tip. TAX REFORM, ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, GDP, REGULATIONS The Trump Economy, One Year In: A Success By All Measures Economy: No question about it — one year into President Trump’s first term, the economy is on a roll, creating wealth, income and jobs for Americans, and building opportunities for the young. It’s a triumph of economic realism over foolish skepticism. Critics so disliked Trump as he entered office last year that they were all but rooting for him to fail. … What has Trump accomplished when it comes to the economy? The numbers don’t lie. Stock market: The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 31% over the past year, “more than any other president since Franklin Roosevelt…Total stock market wealth added since Trump’s first inauguration: $5.5 trillion. Jobs: Over the last year, 2.2 million jobs were added to the economy, as the unemployment rate fell from 4.8% to 4.1% currently. Minorities experienced their lowest unemployment rates ever in December 2017, after a year of solid gains. Unemployment claims, meanwhile, are at a 45-year low. GDP: President Trump entered office amid what appeared to be a dangerously slowing economy, with just 1.2% growth in the first quarter of 2017. But growth immediately picked up, rising to 3.1% in the second quarter, 3.2% in the third quarter, and, based on recent data, 3% or higher in the final quarter of 2017 — making the longest stretch of 3%-plus GDP growth since 2005. Tax cuts: Trump’s $1.5 trillion in tax cuts lowered the corporate marginal rate from 35% to 21%, and cut rates sharply for middle-class and lower-income Americans. The results are in: Less than three weeks after the tax bill became law, more than 164 companies — ranging from AT&T and Apple to Visa and Wal-Mart — have announced pay hikes and special bonuses for their workers. Apple stunned markets last week, announcing it would bring $245 billion back from overseas, hire about 20,000 new workers and hand out bonuses of around $2,500 for each of its employees due to tax cuts. Confidence: Our IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index stands at 55.1, well above the 49.3 average over that measure’s lifetime, signaling continued confidence in the strength of the economy. The optimism index is close to its all-time high and has now been positive – above 50 – for 16 months. Meanwhile, a separate IBD/TIPP index for financial stress is at its lowest since we began measuring it in 2007. Regulation: Trump fulfilled his promise to cut more rules than he enacted. Indeed, he eliminated 22 regulations for every regulation he added, cutting some $8.1 billion in costs. More important, he pulled out of the ruinous Paris Climate Deal, which the NERA economic consulting group estimated would cost the U.S. some $3 trillion in compliance costs over the lifetime of the deal. The point is, this last year has been a humdinger for President Trump. Coming in with the lowest of expectations, he has exceeded virtually all forecasts and the dire predictions of doom by his naysayers. Tax cuts and deregulation, the twin pillars of Trumponomics, have been a success by any measure. https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/the-trump-economy-one-year-in-a-success-by-all-measures/ ISRAEL Other Presidents have talked and talked about moving the capital of Israel to Jerusalem. President Trump did it. His administration reversed Obama’s treachery and renewed our support of our strongest ally, not simply in the Middle East, but in the world! https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/world/middleeast/jerusalem-trump-embassy.htmhttps://forward.com/fast-forward/399965/new-embassy-district-in-jerusalem-could-be-called-trump-town/ MORE ACCOMPLISHMENTShttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_executive_actions_by_Donald_Trump TRUMP MAY BE THE ONLY MAN WHOSE STANDARD OF LIVING BECAME WORSE WHEN HE BECAME PRESIDENT. McCullough pointed out a significant, unnoticed fact, which has nothing to do with the President’s remarks but is an appropriate consideration supporting this topic: “ya gotta love this guy.” Unlike the vast majority of past presidents—and possibly all of them—Trump is the guy who on day one as President began living a life below the norms of what he had already achieved. His bedroom is smaller. His plane is worse. His schedule is more demanding. His time now belongs to the people—instead of himself. As a titan of industry he never needed to worry his head about the things he now must focus on around the clock. He has lost over $800,000,000 in personal net worth in his first sixteen months. Nearly every President before him began to gain net worth, and nearly all of them left office far more wealthy than they entered it. This is especially true of Democrats Clinton and Obama. President Trump had no need to wake up every day and to contemplate religious liberty issues, or pollution regulation, or abortion, or any number of other domestic issues. He surely had nothing in his life screaming out for him to help solve NATO’s funding scandal, how to defeat ISIS, whether to tear up the Iran deal, and how to take down “rocket man.” So why take them on? His popularity as a TV boss that “fired” people for performing badly on individual episodes is but a distant memory now that he’s had to fire, demote, excoriate, and purge members of government who were and possibly are committing crimes against “we the people.” And he’s had to do all of it against a backdrop of a steady, but evidence free meme of being accused of using foreign powers to help him win the election. An election—as a non-politician—he nearly didn’t even run in. What are his major themes? A safer America, a more prosperous America, a greater America. Again many, maybe even fifty percent of the country may disagree with his methods, but how does one not agree with his aims? A bit later the same day as my Fox hit, a twitter thread of mostly Never-Trumpers revisited the reasons why they were. As is my impulse too many times I asked some questions. But I was still amazed at how much vitriol there remains amongst a group who may have sixteen months ago had significant reservations about the man with no political record, but who to this day to a person they would be hard pressed to see a major initiative that he had not [more often than not] successfully answered with traditional conservative ideas. [Even their two-second objection to his tariffs has melted away as the Chinese and others have come to the negotiation table to even out imbalanced trade policies with the U.S.] I myself had significant reservations about President Trump as a candidate. I disliked the level of street fight he would sink to – to win. I was then and am now offended at the revelations of the Access Hollywood bus. And I more or less believe that in his past life President Trump might not have been the moral example I want my sons to see. However history is replete with men who find dignity, even nobility, in serving at a time and place when they have no reason to. It shapes them. It changes them. To see a President who understood and could articulate the need for greater protections for people of faith, and to have faithfully moved the nation towards that goal, when he himself doesn’t appear to be a man of great outward displays or practice of faith is remarkable. To see him surround himself with patriotic, even Godly, influences in some of his closest and most important advisory roles is to admit that he is serious in his endeavors and earnest in his desired outcomes.https://townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2018/05/27/dear-democrats-donald-trump-actually-loves-this-country-n2484769? CONCLUSION The above sparks this reaction – this is incredible. President Trump has managed a revival of America’s spirit that, less than two years ago, appeared impossible. Any fair-minded person would hail these achievements. But not the libs, who will continue to whine and complain and close their eyes to the good things happening all around them. and let us not forget one fact that alone warrants the title YA GOTTA LOVE THE GUY: HE SAVED US FROM HILLARY!
The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we—in a less final, less heroic way — be willing to give of ourselves.
Arlington Cemetery Memorial Day May 31, 1982
– Ronald Reagan