Trump humiliated himself in front of the Army football team by trying to take credit for an Obama policy that he ended.
Trump said he is thinking about giving a waiver to service academy athletes who can play professionally
Betsy Klein reported:
Some news in the Rose Garden: Trump says he’s considering “doing a waiver for service academy athletes who can get into the major leagues,” adding that those players can serve after they play professionally. “I think it’s a great idea, I think it’s really fair, too.” pic.twitter.com/xPxXkD5wr5
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) May 6, 2019
Video of Trump presenting the Commander In Chief trophy in the Rose Garden:
The Waiver policy existed under Obama but was killed by Trump
As Ryan Browne of CNN pointed out, this was Obama’s policy, but Trump reversed it:
This was the policy under former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter but was reversed by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis during the start of the Trump Administration https://t.co/M9PVA1gNpC
— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) May 6, 2019
Trump tried to take credit for an Obama policy
Trump tried to take credit for an Obama policy that he ended, for no other reason than it was something that Obama did, so it had to go.
Each time that Trump speaks in public, there is at minimum a 50/50 chance that he is going to humiliate himself through his uniquely Trump combination of arrogance, incompetence, and stupidity.
Donald Trump pretends to love the military as he neglects veterans and doesn’t take good care of active duty service members. Trump ended a policy out of Obama hate, and now he is making a fool of himself by pretending like it was his great idea to give service academy athletes a waiver so that they can play their sport professionally.
Every day Trump offers a new disgrace, a fresh embarrassment, and a new reason to vote him out of office in 2020.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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