President Donald Trump on his first visit to the Far East addressed US troops at Yokota Air Base in Japan, raved about American military might. Speaking to the troops, Trump was sporting a bomber jacket and was trying to boost the troops’ morale.
“We dominate the sky. We dominate the sea. We dominate the land and space,” Trump said. “Not merely because we have the best equipment, which we do, and by the way, a lot of it’s coming in. You saw that budget. That’s a lot different than in the past. A lot of beautiful brand-new equipment is coming in. And nobody makes it like they make it in the United States. Nobody.”
While the president did not directly address North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, the president’s choice to address troops in his very first action in the region set the tone of his trip as he seeks to send a clear message to the North Korean regime to back down from its nuclear ambitions.
“No one, no dictator, no regime, and no nation should underestimate ever American resolve,” the president said, standing on a stage in an airplane hangar on the base. “Every once in a while in the past they underestimated us. It was not pleasant for them. Was it? It was not pleasant. We will never yield. Never waiver, and never falter in defense of our people, our freedom and our great American flag.”
Trump made it a point to single out for praise for our Japanese allies as well as the family members who support the military members all over the world. He called the troops and the Japanese allies, confident, competent and capable.
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