President Trump is specifically reaching out to US veterans in his 2020 re-election bid.
The president’s re-election campaign is targeting veterans as a specific voting bloc by launching a “Veterans for Trump” group to connect to service members.
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 8, 2019
“Veterans finally have a president fighting to ensure that their sacrifices to our country are not forgotten,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, according to Newsweek.
“That fight began with finally giving veterans the care they deserve and signing legislation that creates unparalleled opportunity after their service. The VA MISSION Act, Forever G.I. Bill, and a commitment to veteran’s job training have made a generational impact for the men and women who have served,” he added. “The era of empty promises is over. President Trump is keeping his word to America’s veterans.”
A September Pew Research poll indicated that 57 percent of veterans approve of the job the president is doing and 48 percent believe the military has been stronger thanks to some of Trump’s policies, such as his reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans, who voted for Trump in 2016 by a 2-to-1 margin, have enjoyed a record low unemployment rate under his administration and continue to support him.
✅ VA Mission
✅ VA Accountability Act
✅ RECORD low unemployment for vetshttps://t.co/YuamQhtZL5
— Erin Perrine (@ErinMPerrine) November 8, 2019
“Veterans are leaders in business, government, church, and our communities; and now we need to lead again to support a President who has repeatedly delivered for us,” Jeff Landry, attorney general of Louisiana and the co-chair of Veterans for Trump, said.
Landry is joined by other co-chairs including former VA Secretary Anthony Principi, former fighter pilot Scott O’Grady, and Jessie Jane Duff, who serves on the “Women for Trump” advisory board, according to Fox News.
Honored to be Co-Chair #VeteransForTrump Coalition!
Secured $86.5 BIL for VA, largest in history✅
VA MISSION Act revolutionized care✅
More education Forever G.I. Bill✅
Wiped federal college debt for fully disabled vets✅
Lowest vet unemployment rate✅ https://t.co/bBmbkssWro
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) November 8, 2019
“President Trump continues to keep his promise to fight for veterans,” Landry, a Republican who recently won a second term as attorney general, added. “We finally have a VA system that is working in the right direction. We now have increased job opportunities and the lowest unemployment rate ever among veterans. Re-electing President Trump means four more years of progress for veterans and a champion in the White House for our causes.”
Despite a quarter of a century of invitations to sitting U.S. presidents to attend the New York City Veterans Day Parade, none have ever accepted.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 6, 2019
“The president has done more for our veterans in the last 3 years than what so many of us have been trying to do for decades,” founder of Constellations Group Bill White told Fox News, recounting how in 1993, then-private citizen Trump wrote a “ginormous check” and saved the city’s Veterans Day Parade.
A new opinion piece published at Fox News by Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Louie Gohmert of Texas calls on the president to “throw out” the war crimes charges against three former members of the U.S. military, former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, former Army Green Beret Maj. Matt Golsteyn, and former Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Eddie Gallagher.
Trump is planning to take “imminent action” ahead of Monday, which is Veterans Day, according to Fox News.
“The three deserve our gratitude and thanks. Instead, they find themselves at the mercy of a broken military justice system for simply doing their jobs,” Hunter and Gohmert wrote, condemning reports that “Pentagon leaders believe presidential intervention would be ‘damaging to the integrity of the military judicial system.'”
“What these Washington elites fail to acknowledge is that the military justice system has neglected our nation’s warriors time and time again,” the lawmakers added. “President Trump’s instincts to act on their behalf are further proof of his tireless commitment to our rank-and-file men and women in uniform.”
*Update: The Trump campaign also announced “Black Voices for Trump Coalition’ touting record low black unemployment rate under the Trump administration.
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