President Donald Trump was in Quantico as he delivered an intense message to his beloved military. He was speaking to the Marines and what he said left them on edge, ready to burst with emotions, and gave them something they probably haven’t had in the eight years of service with former President Barack Obama. After hearing what President Trump said, the Marines he spoke to were perhaps overwhelmed with that feeling they need, the strong and appreciative nature that comes with compliments, honor, and praise from the leader of the country. Trump left the Marines on the edge of their seat with the feeling they deserve to have. Shaking, trembling, exploding with positivity that only comes with the sense of making America great again.
Trump evoked two main emotions during his talk with the Marines. It was echoes of laughter and applause, the sounds you hear when people around you enjoy what they’re seeing, hearing, feeling, and witnessing. You can’t hide laughter or applause. You can’t fake it either. It’s a natural sound and people can tell the difference between a pity clap and a fake laugh. The energy that protrudes from a good hard laugh and a genuine clap can’t be faked.
The President began his talk by congratulating the Marines who work on the presidential helicopters provided by the Marines. He then thanked them for their hard work, dedication, and impeccable service. Riding in Marine One is quite an honor, but working on them to ensure security, defense, and remarkable craftsmanship and mechanics must come with tremendous pressure. One mistake could be crucial. The Marines who provide the President with their excellent service are second to none. Marine One is usually any helicopter flown by Marine Helicopter Squadron One that has the U.S. President as a passenger.
Just after Trump congratulated them, there was a slight poke at Obama, but if that’s what he gets for not treating the military the best way possible, then what can you do except shrug your shoulders? One should not fault the Marines for being honest about the previous President.
The following quotes are from Trump’s talk at Quantico, provided by the White House website:
I want to congratulate — I know the talent. I’ve had many helicopters. You know, I’m very spoiled; I’ve had helicopters. (Laughter.) And we ordered a couple of big, beautiful new ones. You know about that, right? They paid a lot more than I would have paid, and I would have had them even better, but we won’t talk about that. They paid a lot of money. (Laughter.)
But I want to thank Colonel Hoffman very much. The job you do is incredible. The job that this group of people do is incredible. Colonel, how many presidents have come out to see them? Who was that?
AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Inaudible) — eight years ago.
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, eight years ago. Good. Good. President Obama, no? (Applause.) I don’t know.
Trump continues by calling up General Kelly and reminds them how devastating it will be if the USA military ever has to fight someone and unleash the terror hidden behind the flag. Anyone provoking war would instantly regret it after they saw what weaponry the USA carried.
GENERAL KELLY: Best job I ever had — you’ve heard me say it before — being a sergeant in the Marines. Second best job, this one. (Applause.)
THE PRESIDENT: You know, he always said — he always said that. He liked being out there fighting. But we’ll try and keep you out of the fighting. But if we have to fight, oh, boy, it’s not going to be pretty.
What Trump just said there is something that many anti-Trumpers refuse to listen to. Many Americans who oppose Trump, for no genuinely legitimate reason other than because he wasn’t “their girl” Hillary, will say Trump is sparking WWIII – but it’s the complete opposite. Trump has just said to the Marines that they will try to keep people “out of the fighting” because when it comes down to the honest truth – no world leader wants a war. Wars disrupt society and economy, and no President should ever want that. Leaders across the globe don’t want it either. There might be some prodding going on with North Korea, but it won’t amount to anything. It’s nothing more than world leaders poking each other with sticks. But one thing is for sure, if someone did mess with the USA, then that would be the last thing their country ever did.
Trump then talks about the $700 billion budget passed for the United States military – one of the most significant increases in the last seven years.
You know, we just approved — our enemy is in trouble — we just approved $700 billion, which is the largest ever approved. We got it done. And we’re giving you new equipment. We’re giving you new everything. Because we got depleted over the last eight years — over the last, beyond that.
We’re not depleted anymore.
How could anyone allow their military to be depleted? That sounds like poor leadership who doesn’t value the people who give their lives so that Americans can live theirs. That sounds like a leader who thinks nothing more about his military than he does about a peasant on the street begging for change because they won’t get up and get a job.
The Marines felt something that day that they should’ve had for the last eight years of leadership under Obama, but it just wasn’t there.
Trump’s speech went on to talk about the excellent job they’re doing fighting ISIS, election night, and more praise for the hard-working Marines and their lovely families.
There was nothing but classy appreciation for the men and women who do the hard work that often goes unappreciated. Trump leveled them with praise and honor, and they went home feeling great about themselves and feeling great about what they’re doing for their country.