PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Trumps Thanksgiving began, as his days often do, with a comprehensive tweet: "HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO…
PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Trumps Thanksgiving began, as his days often do, with a comprehensive tweet: “HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!”
Protocol later tweeted by “Potentially” Bedlam, Chaos, Damage and Death “, a habinger of what would be a frenetic Thanksgiving morning.
For a few hours, the president would mix the traditional pablan of Thanksgiving newspapers refraining from the results of his central office threatening Mexico, criticizing court decisions, Hillary Clinton attacks his e-mails, mistakes the facts about the economy, floating a shutdown by the government ̵
1; and as usual, brags with the news media.
Asked what He was most grateful for this Thanksgiving Day – a matter for managers who most often apologize for service members in the way of injury – Trump delivered a one-stop trumpet response.
“I made a huge difference in our country,” he said quoted.
Trump opened the public part of his day by holding a television conference call with military officers around the world so m, at the same time as he thought to spread and inoculate him from criticism of his absence from the warfield morph in an effort to engage them in his domestic priorities.
In the little-in-gold-center foyer of his Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump sat at a small table covered in a black cloth, containing a script as assistants scurried about. An American flag stood nearby, and a chandelier dangled above. Behind him, the servers arranged the tables for the coming Thanksgiving party.
Under a gold ceiling, Trump told troops representing five branches in five countries abroad about “barbed wire plus … the ultimate” that blocked migrants at the US-Mexico border.
Loquacious and jumping from topic to topic, he debated the benefits of steam catapults compared to aircraft carrier electromagnetic and if the United States was badly treated on trade. On both occasions, confused officers in the other end of the phone seemed disagree with his conclusions.
He blamed the “world” for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death and contested the CIA analysis that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was owed. In fact, Trump said inexplicably hated the Crown Prince’s death even more than Trump did.
Explain why he needed to keep a close alliance with Saudi Arabia, quoting lower oil prices. This leads to lower gas prices, he said before saying that news media had unfairly blamed him for traffic jams caused by cheap gas.
In recent weeks, Trump has stumbled upon demonstrating its support for the military – skip a military cemetery memorial service in Paris, decline to visit the Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day and mocking a Navy SEAL that led the raid to catch Osama bin Laden with the reason that bin Laden should have been found far earlier.
Asked Thursday if it was enough to call troops from its palace and later visitors to a nearby station, he returned to a familiar boast.
“No one has done more for the military than me,” said Trump.
Sometimes he praised those at the other end of the line, but often he extended himself.
“One at best,” he said about a Coast Guard School’s resemblance to his own alma mater. “Going to that school is like going to Wharton School of Finance if you happen to do what you do.”
A naval driver in Bahrain, an American ally, became the foothold to discuss trade.
“As you know, trading for me is a very big subject,” Trump said, adding that the United States was ripped off.
“We have no good deals,” Trump complained.
The commander seemed confused and told the president for abundant goods being transported over nearby waters. “We do not see any trade issues right now,” said the official.
Trump quickly moved to Hurricane’s response, bragging several times about the Coast Guard’s improved brand.
“Waves like record environment. There has been record setting. One hurricane in Texas says they dumped more water and it was more violent when it came to water than we ever had in the country,” he said, referring to rescues like they had committed themselves. ” . . There is no brand that has gone up as the Coast Guard. “
The chairman complained for a long time that a new navy vessel used electromagnetic catapults to drive ships from boats. In his mind, Trump said that steam was much better – and he was incredible the military would consider otherwise.
” Would you go with steam Or should you go electromagnetic? Because the steam is very reliable, and electromagnetic, you must be Albert Einstein to really work properly, “Trump asked.
” You must be Albert Einstein to run the nuclear power plants we have here as well. But we are doing so well. I would go, sir, electromagnetic, “replied the official.
Trump repeatedly asked military commanders what they saw in their regions, a conversation that was usually not held on a television broadcast. He asked if those serving in Afghanistan enjoyed by himself. (Later he would break when asked by journalists if he were to pull out troops from the country.)
He shook during a part of the conversation to send troops to the Mexican border, a mission controversial and seen by many as a waste of time. He expressed no other guesswork about the constitution to sign an order that allows the soldiers to use mortal power at the border, although many in his government end up such worries.
When he spoke, a soccer network was established on big lawn and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her children were seen in casual clothes near the mangrove bushes.
The following 55-minute question The recession with reporters had a similar anti-air.
He claimed to know a little about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange or the Justice Department’s desire to prosecute him. (Formerly, Trump said “I love WikiLeaks!”)
Incorrectly, the president stated that the gross domestic product percentage “fell to minus 4, 5, 6 percent” when he took office and described the country as “teetering” under President Barack Obama. (It was a positive 2.1 percent in the last quarter of 2016.)
He offered without evidence that Hillary Clinton “probably” deleted more than 100,000 emails, a continuation of her long campaign to make her worried about to use a private email system. At the same time, he defended daughter Ivanka’s use of a private corporate e-mail account as “very innocent”. He said that Ivanka’s private emails were all “in historical society”; Her lawyer has said that they were forwarded to an official government server.
He revealed that he interviewed job candidates at Mar-a-Lago, but no jobs are known to be open. He has made his frustration with several government members known, and the president said Thursday challenging home security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was “there and tried”. And he offered a challenging famous praise for Hope Hicks, a former top assistant.
At 11:15 he had arrived at a nearby Coast Guard station where he greeted troops and posed for pictures for 14 minutes in a swelling kitchen, in front of a tray of submarine sandwiches, the troops would soon eat for lunch. He did not serve any turkey, but told Coast Guard officials there to give them $ 100 if they could break couples on his golf course.
At noon the president disappeared behind the high hedges of that course. The rain had begun to fall and the president prepared to arrange a party at his club for his friends – Palm Beach’s richest.