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With pomp and flyovers, Trump embraces military in July 4 salute

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18 hours ago, neeray said:

First time that I've heard Trump speak and actually stay on message. He's pretty good at reading the message from a teleprompter that others wrote. I highly doubt that he would have ever even heard of many of the names or heard of the events that he spoke of.

 

And believe it or not, coming from me, that was a compliment (just one, let me not get carried away).

      A few years back, there was a special on TV all about Trump’s life. He joined military cadets and rose in rank. And in school he aced in History. Good chance he did indeed know many or all those names. 

     There’s been a number of times he’s spoken with no TelePrompTer. He’s done quite well at it. 

   Obama on the other hand, used a TelePrompTer always. Obama could not do a major speech in front of thousands of people without a TelePrompTer. 

       Trump on the other hand...can, and has, done a few long speeches without using a TelePrompTer as we’ve seen in some of his campaign speeches over the last few years. He’s able to speak “off the cuff” when he wishes for a major speech...an ability that Obama never displayed except perhaps for a talk in front of some women in a small room perhaps.  

   As far as the military parade...both Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy had much larger ones. Even with missiles. 

     Trump’s parade was very tiny in comparison. 

    Many people forget history, or never learned history to begin with. But that’s not surprising these days. 

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I am no Trump supporter but I see all this as much ado about not much. The Troops, tanks, jets are already paid for and would be flying, training, etc on a field exercise of some kind somewhere else. This is just a training day of another kind. Everything Obama did, the Republicans railed against and now Republicans are getting a taste of their own medicine with everything Trump does being railed against. Of course as Americas #1 Birther, Trump should understand the politics. Move along, nothing to see here as far as I am concerned.

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12 minutes ago, Ulic said:

I am no Trump supporter but I see all this as much ado about not much. The Troops, tanks, jets are already paid for and would be flying, training, etc on a field exercise of some kind somewhere else. This is just a training day of another kind. Everything Obama did, the Republicans railed against and now Republicans are getting a taste of their own medicine with everything Trump does being railed against. Of course as Americas #1 Birther, Trump should understand the politics. Move along, nothing to see here as far as I am concerned.

In the main, I agree with you. That it was directed toward, sponsered in part by (with the federal govt. kicking in the lion's share), and attended mainly by his supporters though, makes me question whether or not it was a campaign event, rather than a non partisan event.

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5 hours ago, wayned said:

The statement about hoe we took to the air in 1775 and wiped out all of the airports shows exactly how much he knows or cares about American history!  He is now blaming it on a teleprompter failure due to rain but he had already said when the airplane was invented, long after 1775!

 

There’s always a tweet:

 

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1 hour ago, expatfromwyoming said:

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Is that Washington crossing Baggage Claim? He certainly lives up to his reputation as being intrepid.

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On 7/5/2019 at 9:13 AM, expatfromwyoming said:

Back in 1968, at the age of 22, Trump apparently was the picture of health.

He stood 6 feet 2 inches with an athletic build; had played college football, tennis and squash; and was taking up golf. His medical history was unblemished, aside from a routine appendectomy when he was 10.

But as soon as he graduated from college in the spring of 1968, making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he "mysteriously" received a diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels.

The diagnosis resulted in a coveted 1-Y medical deferment, exempting him from military service as the United States was undertaking huge troop deployments to Southeast Asia, inducting about 300,000 men into the military that year with 16,592 killed.

That deferment was one of five Trump received during Vietnam. The others were for education.

And people are supposed to believe he honours the country and military?????

Of course, you would also know that many hi-so's sons were never called up? They only wanted the dumb clucks as cannon fodder...don't you read history?

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7 hours ago, Catoni said:

      A few years back, there was a special on TV all about Trump’s life. He joined military cadets and rose in rank. And in school he aced in History. Good chance he did indeed know many or all those names. 

     There’s been a number of times he’s spoken with no TelePrompTer. He’s done quite well at it. 

   Obama on the other hand, used a TelePrompTer always. Obama could not do a major speech in front of thousands of people without a TelePrompTer. 

       Trump on the other hand...can, and has, done a few long speeches without using a TelePrompTer as we’ve seen in some of his campaign speeches over the last few years. He’s able to speak “off the cuff” when he wishes for a major speech...an ability that Obama never displayed except perhaps for a talk in front of some women in a small room perhaps.  

   As far as the military parade...both Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy had much larger ones. Even with missiles. 

     Trump’s parade was very tiny in comparison. 

    Many people forget history, or never learned history to begin with. But that’s not surprising these days. 

How much history can you read in 8 seconds on an iPhone whilst walking down a street?

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2 hours ago, Thakkar said:

 

There’s always a tweet:

 

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Trump always rambles, goes way off-topic, lies constantly and is often incoherent when he doesn't use a teleprompter.  With that in mind, the questions should be "Why doesn't Trump always use teleprompters?"

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7 minutes ago, billd766 said:

I disagree.

 

The parade was on July 4th which is a public holiday in the USA. The majority of the military involved would be enjoying the day off with their families and friends and not taking part in a display so that pompous xxxx (deleted by me) could say how good he was.

you forgot to mention his EGO took the best of him 555

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