On Thursday, Donald Trump delivered a Thanksgiving video address to Americans in which he praised the military, trashed his predecessor, and touted the state of the country’s economy, which is mostly booming because of former President Barack Obama. Trump praised himself even though he has passed no major legislation which would help the economy to grow.
Trump addressed military members on Thanksgiving, saying, “Everybody is talking about the progress you’ve made in the last few months since I opened it up.”
“We opened it up, we said, ‘Go ahead, we’re going to fight to win. We’re not fighting anymore to just walk around, we’re fighting to win,’ and you people are really—you’ve turned it around over the last three to four months like nobody’s seen and they are talking about it,” Trump continued.
“We’re being talked about again as armed forces,” he said. “We’re really winning. We know how to win—They weren’t letting you win before, they were letting you play even, we’re letting you win.”
“The fight against ISIS is coming our way,” Trump continued to say. “It’s coming our way, big, big difference. A lot of things have happened. They say we’ve made more progress against ISIS than they did in years of the previous administration. And that’s because I’m letting you do your job.”
“Everybody in this country is watching and they’re seeing and they’re seeing positive reports for instead of the neutral and negative reports,” he added later. “It’s all positive.”
“Our country is doing very well. Our stock market has hit a new all-time high. Unemployment has hit a 17 year low. We’ve created $5.5 trillion worth of values. We are doing something very special – people are feeling it,” Trump said toward the end of his address.
WATCH: President Trump addresses troops from his Florida home on Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/OnfPWXUCxP
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 23, 2017
“The enthusiasm in this country has never been higher. We’re very, very happy on this Thanksgiving Day,” he added.
He talked about the stock market and tax cuts to soldiers instead of speaking from the heart (if he has one) to our troops.
President Obama tweeted out a Thanksgiving greeting.
From the Obama family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving full of joy and gratitude. pic.twitter.com/xAvSQwjQkz
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 23, 2017
Last year, by the way, instead of trashing his predecessor or talking down to our troops, President Barack Obama served dinner to our country’s veterans.
Image via screen capture.