Donald Trump on Thursday addressed the troops in a Thanksgiving teleconference—and managed to trash his predecessor, Barack Obama, in the process.
Discussing the military’s increased activity in Afghanistan, Trump first boosted the success of his own administration declaring, “Everybody is talking about the progress you’ve made in the last few months since I opened it up.”
“We opened it up, we said, ‘Go ahead, we’re going to fight to win. We’re not fighting anymore to just walk around, we’re fighting to win,’ and you people are really—you’ve turned it around over the last three to four months like nobody’s seen and they are talking about it,” Trump continued.
“We’re being talked about again as an armed forces,” he added. “We’re really winning. We know how to win—They weren’t letting you win before, they were letting you play even, we’re letting you win.”
“The fight against ISIS is coming our way,” Trump said. “It’s coming our way, big, big difference. A lot of things have happened. They say we’ve made more progress against ISIS than they did in years of the previous administration. And that’s because I’m letting you do your job.”
“Everybody in this country is watching and they’re seeing and they’re seeing positive reports for instead of the neutral and negative reports,” he later added. “It’s all positive.”
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Trump is a friendless ‘psychopath’ who now sees Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as enemies: Art of the Deal ghostwriter
Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, who were nominated by Donald Trump, voted with the majority on Thursday against the president. Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter behind “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” says that the president now views the two Supreme Court justices as his enemies.
“The psychopathy is why he does what he does,” Schwartz told CNN. “He has no conscience and so breaking the law for him is no big deal.”
The Supreme Court rejected claims by Trump's attorneys that the president enjoyed absolute immunity, but the rulings may still allow him to keep his financial records secret until after the November election.
‘Trump may well face charges’ after Supreme Court gave prosecutors access to financial records: Legal experts
President Donald Trump could potentially face charges after the Supreme Court dealt him a loss in Trump v. Vance .
The ruling gives Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. the go-ahead to subpoena Trump’s accounting firm as part of his investigation into possible tax crimes involving hush money payments to his mistresses, according to attorneys Norm Eisen and Bassetti in Just Security.
"Trump has significant state law criminal exposure in connection with his hush money payments (for which his fixer Michael Cohen has already gone to jail on federal charges) — and more," the pair wrote. "Trump cannot pardon himself for state law offenses on his way out the door. And the Justice Department’s position that a sitting president cannot be indicted does not bind New York state authorities."
WATCH: Drunk CEO brags about his wealth as he spews racist slurs at California bartender
During her shift this Tuesday night at a bar in Fresno, California, Rebecca Hernandez found herself on the receiving end of racist slurs from an intoxicated man. Since she was with only one other co-worker in the bar and feared for her safety, she took out her phone and started recording the incident on video.
“You’re a dark-haired dumbass, sand-n****r motherf*cker,” the man said to her.
“You’re going to be on the internet,” Hernandez told the man, who identified himself in the video as Jason Wood.
“No honey, I drive the internet," he responded.
Hernandez posted the video to Instagram, where it's garnered thousands of views.