Fayetteville, North Carolina

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina


VIDEO SOURCE: Trump TV Network - YouTube

Streamed live on Dec 6, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump brought his Thank You USA tour to Fayetteville Tuesday night and used the event to formally announce his intention to nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to lead the Department of Defense. “He is one of the most effective generals that we’ve had in many, many decades. One of the exceptional leaders of our time who has committed his life for the love of our country,” Trump said. “The American people are fortunate that a man of this integrity and character will now be the civilian leader of the Department of Defense.”  “I look forward to being the civilian leader as long as Congress gives me the waiver and the Senate agrees to consent,” Mattis said during brief remarks Tuesday night. Prior to introducing Mattis, Trump spoke at length about an action plan to rebuild the military and protect veterans. He vowed to make the armed forces stronger but said he plans to focus spending on infrastructure rather than fighting overseas. “We build up our military, not as an act of aggression, but as an act of prevention. In short, we seek peace through strength,” he said. “We don’t want to have a depleted military because we’re all over the place, fighting in areas we shouldn’t be.”

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