President Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed the idea that U.S. troops were suffering by spending time away from their families on Thanksgiving.
Before the president headed to his Thanksgiving festivities at Mar-a-Lago, he was asked about the thousands of troops who he has ordered to spend the holiday on the U.S. border.
“Don’t worry,” Trump assured members of the press.
Trump added that the soldiers are “tough people” who are used to making sacrifices.
“They are proud to be on the border,” he said. “They are proud to be defending our nation.”
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Trump says people shouldn’t worry about US troops spending Thanksgiving at the border because they are “tough people”
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) November 20, 2018
Trump says “don’t worry” about troops who have to spend thanksgiving on the border, they’re tough people and proud to be protecting the nation.
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) November 20, 2018