From the moment it was announced that Donald Trump was going to be the 45th president of the United States, he has been challenged, ridiculed, and threatened.
But according to Trump himself, dealing with constant negativity pales in comparison to the heartbreaking task of signing the letters that let Americans know their loved one has made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country.
You Can’t Know
President Trump spoke out on this matter after being criticized over his decision to pull back troops in Syria. Many have stated that he is abandoning an ally that has helped us fight ISIS for years, but Trump does not see it that way.
He put several senators on the spot for talking tough without actually having to face the reality of their own decisions, let alone the fate these men and women realize.
The president said many of these battles have little to no upside, so it is time to take our troops out of harm’s way and bring them home.
Unless you have dealt with the parents, with the troops, you simply cannot understand how difficult a time this is.
This was, by far, one of the more emotional addresses Trump has ever made, as you could hear him struggle at times to keep his composure… Watch below:
The hardest thing I have to do as President… pic.twitter.com/6bzwh78I00
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019
Right or Wrong
As commander-in-chief, the president must make some difficult decisions. He must look at our warriors as chess pieces, used to win a war or a particular battle.
Even so, that does not mean those pieces should be sacrificed with reckless abandon.
Trump was voted into office to make those decisions and he has access to far more information than do we, or even many members of Congress.
Clearly, Trump believes the benefits of this particular battle are no longer worth the risk to American lives.
Is he right? Time will tell in the end, but Trump has proven political lines mean nothing when it comes to doing what he deems to be right for this country, our soldiers, and our citizens.