Trump Looks Like A Weak Commander-In-Chief During Sleepy West Point Commencement Address

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Donald Trump delivered an address to West Point Academy graduates on Saturday, hoping to use the military to prop up his failing presidency, but it was a complete flop as he only reminded everyone watching just how weak he is.

The president stuck closely to the teleprompter, slowly delivering each word without the emotion or passion he reserves for peaceful protesters and cable news hosts.

Trump stumbled over words and names, while showing that he apparently isn’t strong enough to hold up a cup of water with one hand.

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In the few moments he did go off script in an attempt to get a laugh or applause, Trump failed miserably.

Donald Trump likes to reserve the term “sleepy” for his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, but his speech to West Point cadets showed that maybe the president, not Biden, deserves the moniker.

Trump was again trying to use the military as a political prop

Just before Trump took the stage to deliver his remarks, retired Col. Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient, blasted the president for using the military academy as a political prop.

“There’s no point in having a situation like this solely for the purpose of giving the president an opportunity to be in front of the cameras,” he said. “It raises the question of whether or not this is actually just an opportunity, a situation in which the military is there to support a political end of the president.”

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Col. Jacobs said:

The chief of staff of the Army, through the chain of command, works for the president of the United States. And if the president of the United States decides that this is going to happen, then this is going to happen. And the only way to avoid it — well, there’s no way to avoid it. The people in the chain of command below the president can decide that they’re not going to follow the order and can resign. That didn’t happen in this case because both the Army and the military academy figured that it could reduce, through its actions, could reduce the threat. Nevertheless, there’s no point in having a situation like this solely for the purpose of giving the president an opportunity to be in front of the cameras. That’s something else entirely. And it raises the question of whether or not this is actually just an opportunity, a situation in which the military is there to support a political end of the president.

This is all Trump has left

In recent weeks, as one crisis after another hits Trump’s desk – from the coronavirus outbreak to the economic collapse to the protests following George Floyd’s death – the president has spiraled out of control.

This moment in American history is simply too big for such a small man to handle, and polling shows that voters are ready to replace him in November.

So using his power as commander-in-chief to force the U.S. military to be his personal political prop and make him look like a strongman – it’s all Trump has left.

The American people saw it on the streets of the nation’s capital as Trump gassed protesters so he could hold a church photo op, and it was on full display Saturday as the president used the backdrop of a West Point commencement to boost his reelection campaign.

Donald Trump is a weak leader relying on strong men and women in the U.S. military to prop him up during a time of crisis.

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