Trump hon­ors re­solve of the na­tion’s Air Force

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump speaks to mem­bers of the mil­i­tary at Joint An­drews Airforce base, Mary­land

on Sept 15. (AFP) US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump hon­ored the re­solve of the na­tion’s Air Force on Fri­day, warn­ing foes and in­ter­na­tional ter­ror­ist groups that the US mil­i­tary would re­spond to any threats.

“Amer­ica and our al­lies will never be in­tim­i­dated. We will de­fend our peo­ple, our nations and our civ­i­liza­tion from all who dare to threaten our way of life,” Trump told mil­i­tary per­son­nel at Joint Base An­drews, mark­ing the 70th an­niver­sary of the Air Force.

Trump and First Lady Me­la­nia Trump met with mil­i­tary fam­i­lies and watched an air show demon­stra­tion at the base that serves as the home of Air Force One, the pres­i­den­tial plane. Marveling at the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the Air Force, Trump made a ref­er­ence to one of the more en­dur­ing films about Amer­ica’s mil­i­tary — even though it in­volved the Navy.

“I just met a lot of th­ese folks,” Trump said, re­fer­ring to the air­men and women stand­ing be­hind him. “They’re bet­ter look­ing than Tom Cruise and we know they can fight bet­ter and we know they can fly bet­ter,” he said, re­fer­ring to Cruise’s 1986 film “Top Gun”.

Speak­ing in a han­gar that housed a B-2 stealth bomber, an F-35 and an F-22 fighter jet, Trump out­lined his ef­forts to bol­ster mil­i­tary spend­ing and re­it­er­ated his call for re­peal­ing the “de­fense se­quester,” or across-the-board bud­get cuts in­sti­tuted by Congress. (AP)

The pres­i­dent said he was “hon­ored to join you on this re­ally, re­ally his­toric oc­ca­sion, the 70th an­niver­sary of the United States Air Force. The great­est air force on the face of this Earth. By far.”

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