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In message to troops, Trump claims 'win' in Afghanistan

Trump has spent nearly one out of every three days of his presidency at a family-owned property Trump praises troops, touts tax plan in Thanksgiving address to military
Elias Hubbard | 24 November, 2017, 01:36

"We also offer a special word of thanks for the courageous men and women of our Armed Forces, many of whom must celebrate this holiday separated from the ones for whom they are most thankful". "We want to let you win", Trump said, referencing the Obama administration.

Mr Trump described the troops as "very, very special people" to him and everyone else in the United States during the conference call from his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

During his remarks, Trump, singled out the service for its hurricane relief efforts during Harvey and the other storms that battered the country earlier this year.

"I think that there is no brand of any kind, I'm not just talking about a military kind, that has gone up more than the Coast Guard".

Trump praised the superiority of US military equipment, too, yet said he tries to make sure that equipment the USA sells overseas - even to allies - is not quite as good as that kept at home.

"We're doing well at home, the economy is doing great", Trump said.

"I always say make ours a little bit better, keep about 10 percent in the bag, because nobody has what we have", Trump said.

"As we give thanks for this holiday, I know I speak on behalf of all Americans when I say that we totally support you - in fact, we love you".

Among the equipment admired by Trump is the F-35 stealth fighter jet, which he recalled asking "Air Force guys" about once. "You can lose the war even if you have [an] overwhelming advantage - militarily, economically, technologically - if you don't recognize you are at war", cautioned Kasparov.

"So you're fighting for something real", he said. Everybody in this country is watching and they are seeing positive reports for a change.

While Mar-a-Lago is open to members only, those finding themselves in Palm Beach for the holiday can opt for the club's main rival as an alternative, The Breakers, which offers a Thanksgiving Day buffet for $150 a person.

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