Barack Obama spent eight years making a mess out of America’s military.
Obama left the nation facing threats across the globe and depleted armed forces to face down those challenges.
So no one could believe when Secretary of Defense James Mattis stood before reporters and announced this surprise.
Trump supporters cheered the selection of James “Mad Dog” Mattis as Secretary of Defense.
The selection indicated that the days of Barack Obama weakening the United States military were finally over.
And since being confirmed by the Senate, Mattis has worked with Trump on the massive project of rebuilding our military.
Trump has taken this job seriously, and last December, signed into law a historic defense budget that allowed Trump to implement his “peace through strength” doctrine.
President Trump believes that if America has a military so powerful and prepared, no one will challenge the nation.
To that end, Trump used a June White House event to announce the creation of the sixth branch of the U.S, military – a space force.
“When it comes to space – too often for too many years – our dreams for exploration and discovery were really squandered by politics and bureaucracy and we knock that out,” the President declared.
Trump continued his remarks that America has always led the world in space discovery and the United States cannot afford hostile countries taking the lead in this vital area:
“We don’t want China and Russia and other countries leading us. We’ve always led. We’ve gone way far afield having to do with our subject today.”
“When it comes to defending America it is not merely enough to have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space…Very importantly, I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces.”
Anti-Trump journalists howled at what they saw as a ridiculous proposal by an out-of-his-mind President.
Trump: “We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force — separate but equal.”
“Separate but equal” was the racial segregation doctrine adopted by the Supreme Court in 1896 in Plessy v. Ferguson and overturned in 1954 in Brown. pic.twitter.com/uy8pmfW9Um
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 18, 2018
He's creating a Space Force while —
—Flint still doesn't have clean water
—Children are being ripped from their families at the border
—DACA is still under fire
—Climate change continues to erode our globe
…but yeah sure launching missiles at Mars seems great https://t.co/r2pG200bBG
— Grace Parra (@GraceParra360) June 18, 2018
But it was Trump who had the last laugh.
Secretary of Defense Mattis recently met with reporters before British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson visited the Pentagon.
Journalists quizzed Mattis about Trump’s proposed space force and Mattis agreed with the President’s decision.
“Absolutely we need to address space as a developing warfighting domain,” Mattis declared.
“We’ll get it right. We’ll work it through the Congress. We have the direction from the president and we’re underway,” the Secretary of Defense concluded.
Not only did Obama allow American’s military to atrophy, but he gutted America’s space mission by having NASA focus on so-called “man-made” global warming and cut space funds.
Obama pushed the fake news that man was responsible for climate change and that it was the greatest threat to America’s future.
Not radical Islamic terrorism.
Making America Great Again means America once again leads the world in innovation.
And the creation of the space force is an important first step in that direction.
Do you agree with President Trump’s decision to create a space force?
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