Donald Trump’s Afghanistan speech summary – Donald Trump Sucks

Donald Trump’s Afghanistan speech summary – Donald Trump Sucks

Donald Trump delivers an address in Virginia.

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President Donald Trump, in a primetime speech Monday night, said
he was increasing the US military presence in Afghanistan,
explaining why he decided to deploy additional troops
after repeatedly criticizing the war for years.

In an address to military members in Virginia, Trump said he
sympathized with Americans who were “weary of war without
victory” and said that he shares “the American people’s
frustration” with a “foreign policy that has spent too much
time, energy, money, and most importantly lives trying
to rebuild countries in our own image.”

“My original instinct was to pull out, and historically I like
following my instincts, but all of my life I heard that decisions
are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval
Office,” Trump said.

“So I studied Afghanistan in great detail and from every
conceivable angle. After many meetings, over many months, we held
our final meeting last Friday at Camp David, with my cabinet and
generals, to complete our strategy,” he said.

Lamenting that he was dealt a “bad and very complex hand,”
he president said several factors led him to
implement “a shift from a time-based approach to one based on

Trump cited the troop drawdown in Iraq, which
he argued allowed ISIS to gain ground in the country, as
well as a perceived threat from terrorists in Pakistan. He also
called on other US allies to pitch in, singling out India as a
trade partner.

Trump also insisted…

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