On Thursday, Donald Trump gave a speech in honor of the American soldiers who survived the military strike on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.
Thursday marked the 76th year since the attack, and President Trump stood before six well-decorated Veterans, to honor them and thank them for the courage and service.
However, the president seemed ill prepared to honor the veterans, as he leaned heavily against the podium, looking back and forth between his notes and the gentlemen at his side.
Trump stated that the military is once again being built up, and stated that past administrations had played a large role in the decline of U.S. armed forces. He also said that the Trump Administration will make sure that the defense budget is higher than it’s ever been.
‘We are building up the military beyond what you ever thought. We got depleted. You know what happened over the last, quite long period of time. Not with us. Our budget will be higher than ever before. We’re building that up again.’
As the president spoke, one of the veterans offered him a thumbs up.
Next he applauded a separate veteran, and acknowledged his persistent youthfulness, which he’d maintained even at the age of 93
Donald Trump then turned to George Blake, a veteran Trump referred to as “ready to repulse a feared invasion.” What he said next made it seem like Donald was there to witness the tragic events of Pearl Harbor himself. “That was a pretty wild scene. You’ll never forget that,” the president said.
Perhaps the president only made the above comments because to him, it was only a form of acknowledging and honoring the veterans who fought in World War II.