(Tea Party PAC) – After eight years of President Obama, a man who made it clear pretty much every single day that he was not a huge fan or supporter of the U.S. military, it’s refreshing to see someone like President Trump who actually cares about the men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces.
Trump has once again proven that those who are willing to sacrifice everything to protect our people and our way of life are some of the finest people in our country, and he did this by opting to cut short his rally in the state of New Hampshire so he could honor fallen troops at Dover.
Trump decided to cut the rally in Manchester, New Hampshire short so he could honor two servicemen who were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday at a Dignified Transfer ceremony located at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
The press who were present at Trump’s rally noted the president spoke faster than usual and wrapped up his speaking engagement about an hour into the event, making this rally one of the shortest he’s held to date. It was later announced that he and Vice President Pence would be making the stop over at Dover to honor the fallen troops. Originally, it was only Pence who was to be at the event in Dover.
Trump is speaking fast than normal at this rally, speeding through his speech, on and off prompter.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 11, 2020
Trump has concluded after one hour. A short rally speech by his 2019 standards — more like 2017 length.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 11, 2020
WH confirms Pres Trump now heading from NH to Dover AFB in DE to attend Dignified Transfer Ceremony for two US soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan:
-Sgt 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, San Antonio.
-Sgt 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28, Las Cruces, NM.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 11, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump and @VP Pence look on during a Dignified Transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware for two US Soldiers who killed during a US-Afgan operation in the Nangarhar province in easter Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/ny9lcRbMZc
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) February 11, 2020
This is Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28. They are the two U.S. Special Forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) February 9, 2020
Here’s more from Gateway Pundit:
A man dressed in an Afghanistan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun, killing Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28 and Sgt. Antonio Rey Rodriguez, also 28 and wounding six other soldiers. One Afghan soldier was also killed and three wounded in the insider attack that took place during a joint operation in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.
The AP reported on the heartbreaking moment when a family member was overcome with grief at Dover.
…Trump saluted and Vice President Mike Pence placed his hand over his heart as transfer cases containing the remains were carried out of a C-17 military plane and transferred to a transport vehicle.
As Trump and Pence stood on the tarmac in a falling mist, a woman among the mourners broke free of efforts to hold her back and ran toward the plane. She threw herself on its ramp, crying and screaming, as mourners and an official tried to restrain her. She wailed as the doors on the transfer vehicle closed.
Trump and Pence, who had traveled from a rally in New Hampshire, also met with the families before taking part in what is known in the military as a “dignified transfer.”
National security adviser Robert O’Brien told reporters traveling with Trump aboard Air Force One that the president had wrapped up a reelection campaign rally in New Hampshire early so he could be with the families…
President Trump later tweeted about the visit to Dover after he returned to the White House:
Just returned to White House from Dover. Very sad! https://t.co/0Ld0gzXdLe
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020
Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, also posted up a tweet to honor the fallen soldiers:
Rest In Peace SFC Antonio R. Rodriguez and SFC Javier J. Gutierrez.
Our country owes an enormous debt of gratitude for your honorable, selfless service and the sacrifice of your families. https://t.co/sp0YcUpW2J
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 11, 2020
As the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, it’s critical for the president to care about the troops who serve this great nation under his leadership and command. This is something President Obama failed at miserably during his time in office, but fortunately for us, Trump really does believe our men and women in uniform are the best in the world.
The fact that he showed up to honor these fallen heroes is evidence that he knows exactly what he’s doing and what’s important to each and every American citizen.