Former President Donald Trump praised America’s military veterans, calling them “incredible people” in a Veterans Day video message, and promised that America “will be back” and “stronger than ever.”
“On this Veterans Day, I’d like to pay tribute to all of those incredible people, and you are indeed incredible people, who serve so well and so strong and so powerfully in the United States armed forces,” Trump said in a 40-second video shared in an email statement from his Save America PAC.
Trump also took a veiled swipe towards his successor, President Biden, and his leadership as commander-in-chief in putting our country “through a lot.”
“We love you, our nation respects you, the world respects you, and we will come back,” Trump said. “Our country has gone through a lot. The last period of time has been very, very tough watching what you had to watch, but our country will be back, and we’ll be back stronger than ever. Happy Veterans Day.”
Many veterans of the 20-year war are still enraged with Biden over his hastily mishandled withdrawal that led to the Taliban takeover and a stain on America’s leadership.
In the ten months in office, Biden and his policies have produced a mired in crises. His botched handling of U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave thousands of Americans and Afghan allies behind and led to the deaths of 13 U.S. service members in the final days of the chaotic retreat. Biden’s open border policies by ending Trump’s hard-line immigration policies have seen a monthly surge of migrants crossing the southern border and a record-breaking number of 1.7 million apprehended in one year.
The president is also dealing with the highest rate of inflation, hurting Americans’ pockets as prices are rising to the quickest 12-month pace, with last month’s data recently released being the worst in over three decades. The economy is slowly recovering under his leadership as Biden continues to push the Democratic-led Congress to spend trillions in social welfare spending and the supply chain crisis.
Earlier this week, in an interview with Fox News, Trump revealed that he will wait until after the 2022 midterm and see how Republicans succeed in taking back Congress before announcing his bid to take back the White House in 2024.
“I am certainly thinking about it, and we’ll see. I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and probably [I] will announce that after the midterms,” Trump said.
Along with Trump, former First Lady Melania Trump also shared a post on Twitter honoring veterans along with a video of an American flag waving in the breeze.
This #VeteransDay, we pause to recognize the selfless men & women who have fearlessly protected our Nation’s freedoms. They bravely answered the call to serve & have earned the respect that comes with defending our great flag. pic.twitter.com/xBt0Do3ADl
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) November 11, 2021