President Trump began the first leg of his Asian tour by delivering a powerful speech at a US Air Force base in Japan.
President Trump issued a stark warning to North Korea referencing the brave warriors of America’s military, as The Washington Times reported. “Together with our allies, America’s warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities,” Mr. Trump said. “No one — no dictator, no regime, and no nation — should underestimate, ever, American resolve.”
The President spoke the powerful words during a speech in front of US troops at Yokota Air Base in Japan. He made his remarks within a hangar in front of a large American flag.
The speech on Sunday marks the beginning of his 12-day trip to Asia where he expects to meet with officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, to discuss the increasing threat of North Korea.
During the speech, he elaborated further on the military might of the United States:
“We dominate the sky. We dominate the sea. We dominate the land and space, not merely because we have the best equipment, which we do, and by the way, a lot of it’s coming in. You saw that budget. That’s a lot different than in the past. A lot of beautiful brand new equipment is coming in. And nobody makes it like they make it in the United States. Nobody.
“No one, no dictator, no regime, and no nation should underestimate, ever, American resolve. Every once in a while in the past they underestimated us. It was not pleasant for them. Was it? It was not pleasant. We will never yield. Never waiver, and never falter in defense of our people, our freedom, and our great American flag.”
He then made a promise to those in attendance: “As long as I am president, the servicemen and women who defend our nation will have the equipment, the resources, and the funding they need to secure our homeland, to respond to our enemies quickly and decisively, and when necessary, to fight, to overpower, and to always, always, always win.”
President Trump’s words come as a refreshing change as compared to former-President Obama, whose words were instead those of submission; words that never spoke to American excellence.
While President Trump did not specifically mention Kim Jong-un, he did praise the North Korean people. He called North Koreans, “great people,” saying “They’re industrious, they’re warm, much warmer than the world really knows or understands. And I hope it all works out for everybody. It will be a wonderful thing if we can work out for those great people, and for everybody.”
Whether or not Kim Jong-un will perceive these comments positively remains to be seen.
President Trump let the world know that the US is up to the task to protect herself from anyone seeking to hurt her. Is the US adequately prepared for war?
President Trump expressed his appreciation for the US military before ending his speech. “There is no single place I’d rather begin my trip than right here with all of you, the incredible men and women of the United States military and your amazing partners, the Japanese self-defense forces,” the President said. “To everyone here today who serves your country in uniform, thank you, thank you, thank you. We salute you.”
One would hope that President Trump’s positive and powerful comments will be met with the praise they deserve.