It’s no coincidence that Donald Trump went to visit U.S. troops abroad for the first time. But it happened only 1 day after a report detailing how he avoided military service with the help of his father and a foot doctor years ago.
Even before that others had wondered why Mr. Make-America-Great-Again wouldn’t visit American troops in a war zone. It was no coincidence. This is a man who doesn’t believe in sacrifice. In fact, it can be argued that he ‘loathes’ the military. Precisely because they represent duty and honor. Something he is completely lacking. Let’s not forget that he refused to visit a French cemetery of WWI American war dead because of a little rain.
And even when he tries to look like a patriot Trump ends up undermining national security:
President Donald Trump and the White House communications team revealed that a U.S. Navy SEAL team was deployed to Iraq after the president secretly traveled to the region to meet with American forces serving in a combat zone for the first time since being elected to office.
While the commander-in-chief can declassify information, usually the specific special operations unit is not revealed to the American public, especially while U.S. service members are deployed. Official photographs and videos typically blur the individual faces of special operation forces, due to the sensitive nature of their job.
The president’s video posted Wednesday did not shield the faces of special operation forces. Current and former Defense Department officials told Newsweek that information concerning what units are deployed and where is almost always classified and is a violation of operational security.
And let’s not forget the president’s decision to remove U.S. forces from Syria, which was condemned even by his own party. A hastily arranged visit to Iraq won’t undo what is becoming abundantly clear. Donald Trump is no patriot.