Categories for Military

29,702. 10/20/2019

KURDS/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes that have ended quickly. New areas being resettled with Kurds. U.S. soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zone. We have secured the Oil.’ Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense. Ending endless wars!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 20, 2019 10:03 am

29,701. 10/20/2019

KURDS/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense, ‘The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes that have ended quickly. New areas being resettled with the Kurds.’ USA soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zones. We have secured the Oil. Bringing soldiers home!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 20, 2019 8:15 am

29,610. 10/18/2019

KURDS/MILITARY/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “The United States had encouraged its Kurdish allies to dismantle their defenses in northern Syria, saying it would make it easier to assure Turkey that the Kurds posed no threat. So in recent months, according to three American officials involved, the Kurds blew up tunnels and destroyed trenches, leaving themselves vulnerable as the United States promised that it would have their back. Now, a week after President Trump’s decision to pull American support from them, the sense of betrayal among the Kurds, trusted allies now being forced to flee under assault from Turkey, is matched only by their outrage at who will move in: Turkish soldiers supported by Syrian fighters the United States had long rejected as extremists, criminals and thugs…The sudden empowerment of Turkish-backed Syrian militias is yet another swift turnaround in Syria’s eight-year-old war, and it was unleashed by President Trump’s decision to pull United States troops out of the way for a Turkish military incursion.”

Ben Hubbard and David D. Kirkpatrick, “Kurds’ Sense of Betrayal Compounded by Empowerment of Unsavory Rivals,” The New York Times online, October 18, 2019

29,578. 10/17/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “RT @realDonaldTrump: I am the only person who can fight for the safety of our troops & bring them home from the ridiculous & costly Endless…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 17, 2019 7:58 am

29,570. 10/17/2019

FOREIGN AID/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/UKRAINE: “President Donald Trump’s withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim – debunked as a conspiracy theory – about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday [10-17-19], the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection. Trump and administration officials had denied for weeks that they had demanded a ‘quid pro quo’ – a Latin phrase meaning a favor for a favor – for delivering the U.S. aid, a key part of a controversy that has triggered an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives against the Republican president.

Jeff Mason, Karen Freifeld, “White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid,” Reuters, October 17, 2019 3:16 am

29,566. 10/16/2019

DEMS/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am the only person who can fight for the safety of our troops & bring them home from the ridiculous & costly Endless Wars, and be scorned. Democrats always liked that position, until I took it. Democrats always liked Walls, until I built them. Do you see what’s happening here?” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 16, 2019 11:39 pm

29,449. 10/13/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Happy Birthday @USNavy! https://t.co/H0lNgAdogV

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 12:55 pm

29,418. 10/12/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The case of Major Mathew Golsteyn is now under review at the White House. Mathew is a highly decorated Green Beret who is being tried for killing a Taliban bombmaker. We train our boys to be killing machines, then prosecute them when they kill! @PeteHegseth”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2019 8:49 am

29,404. 10/11/2019

ARMS-WEAPONS/IRAN/MILITARY/SAUDI ARABIA/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States is sending about 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia in the latest military response by the Trump administration after it accused Iran of attacks last month on Saudi oil facilities, the Pentagon said on Friday [10-11-19]. The move came only five days after President Trump said that his desire to terminate America’s ‘endless wars’ led to his decision to pull back from the border area between Syria and Turkey about 50 troops who were working to create a ‘safe zone’ between Turkish and Kurdish troops. State Department officials struggled on Friday to answer questions about how the roles of the incoming American forces in the Persian Gulf kingdom and those being pulled back from the Syrian border differed, and whether the deployments to Saudi Arabia contradicted the president’s strategy of withdrawing from the Middle East.”

Eric Schmitt and David E. Sanger, “Trump Orders Troops and Weapons to Saudi Arabia in Message of Deterrence to Iran,” The New York Times online, October 11, 2019

29,342. 10/10/2019

MILITARY/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “….We have one of three choices: Send in thousands of troops and win Militarily, hit Turkey very hard Financially and with Sanctions, or mediate a deal between Turkey and the Kurds!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 10, 2019 3:07 pm

29,331. 10/10/2019

KURDS/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “Turkey has been planning to attack the Kurds for a long time. They have been fighting forever. We have no soldiers or Military anywhere near the attack area. I am trying to end the ENDLESS WARS. Talking to both sides. Some want us to send tens of thousands of soldiers to….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 10, 2019 8:27 am

29,284. 10/9/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: ”….IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! We went to war under a false & now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. There were NONE! Now we are slowly & carefully bringing our great soldiers & military home. Our focus is on the BIG PICTURE! THE USA IS GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 9, 2019 7:14 am

29,283. 10/9/2019

MIDDLE EAST/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE…..”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 9, 2019 7:14 am

29,245. 10/8/2019

KURDS/MILITARY/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “….understands that while we only had 50 soldiers remaining in that section of Syria, and they have been removed, any unforced or unnecessary fighting by Turkey will be devastating to their economy and to their very fragile currency. We are helping the Kurds financially/weapons!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 8, 2019 7:55 am

29,243. 10/8/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “So many people conveniently forget that Turkey is a big trading partner of the United States, in fact they make the structural steel frame for our F-35 Fighter Jet. They have also been good to deal with, helping me to save many lives at Idlib Province, and returning, in very…..”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 8, 2019 7:30 am

29,232. 10/7/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @PressSec: Our Commander-in-Chief @realDonaldTrump has made it his priority to keep this country safe and empower our military leaders!…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 7, 2019 11:22 pm

29,205. 10/7/2019

ISIS/MILITARY/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “President Trump’s sudden blessing of a Turkish military operation in northern Syria and his announcement of an American troop withdrawal from that region raised questions about the fate of thousands of Islamic State detainees that the Turks’ targets, American-backed Syrian Kurds, have been holding in makeshift wartime prisons. Mr. Trump insisted that Turkey must assume responsibility for the captured ISIS fighters and their families. But it is far from clear what will happen to them, and a host of issues arose from Mr. Trump’s abrupt, if still murky, change in policy. What is going on in northern Syria? The situation is deeply complicated. For now, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces control northern Syria. They have been the primary American ally inside Syria in the war against the Islamic State, carrying out the brunt of the ground-level fighting with support from American airstrikes and weapons. They operate prisons where ISIS members are detained.”

Charlie Savage, “Trump’s Green Light to Turkey Raises Fears About ISIS Detainees,” The New York Times online, October 7, 2019

29,193. 10/7/2019

CHINA/MILITARY/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “I was elected on getting out of these ridiculous endless wars, where our great Military functions as a policing operation to the benefit of people who don’t even like the USA. The two most unhappy countries at this move are Russia & China, because they love seeing us bogged…..” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 7, 2019 10:20 am

29,192. 10/7/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so. When I took over, our Military was totally depleted. Now it is stronger than ever before. The endless and ridiculous wars are ENDING! We will be focused on the big picture, knowing we can always go back & BLAST!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 7, 2019 10:20 am

29,150. 10/6/2019

JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “It is INCREDIBLE to watch and read the Fake News and how they pull out all stops to protect Sleepy Joe Biden and his thrown out of the Military son, Hunter, who was handed $100,000 a month (Plus,Plus) from a Ukrainian based company, even though he had no experience in energy,…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 6, 2019 9:58 am

29,017. 10/3/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @replouiegohmert: Honored heroic wounded warriors today at an event hosted by All Saints Episcopal School in #TX01. God bless our troops…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 3, 2019 7:05 am

28,985. 10/2/2019

ENDORSEMENT/MILITARY/TRUMP PEOPLE/VETS: “….He loves our Military and supports our Vets! Democrat Jim Hood will never give us his vote, is anti-Trump and pro-Crooked Hillary. Get Out and Vote for Tate Reeves on November 5th. He has my Complete & Total Endorsement!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 2, 2019 6:27 pm

28,967. 10/2/2019

BORDER/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Massive sections of The Wall are being built at our Southern Border. It is going up rapidly, and built to the highest standards and specifications of the Border Patrol experts. It is actually an amazing structure! Our U.S. Military is doing a GREAT job.”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 2, 2019 8:06 am

28,916. 9/30/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “It was my Great Honor to attend this mornings Welcome Ceremony for the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley! https://t.co/CXoDPnimgz

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 11:49 am

28,766. 9/26/2019

BORDER/MILITARY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Congratulations to my friend @SenShelby, our powerful Appropriations Chairman, for his hard work on many strong bills that continue to rebuild our military, invest in border security, and many other priorities. Good work and keep fighting, you are winning!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 26, 2019 5:58 pm