“Meet the Press” is sometimes called “Meet the Depressed.” “Face the Nation” is sometimes called “Deface the Nation.” Usually these are dreary Sunday morning “news” broadcasts. However yesterday, February 3, 2019, President Donald Trump met the depressed.
Trump has an uncanny ability to liven things up, and even when he met yesterday with the chronically depressed it was no exception. He was interviewed by Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation. The “news” is all focusing on the President’s aversion to having his son Barron playing football. But Trump said other notable things.
Any true leftist will be pleased that President Trump wants to get us out of Afghanistan. “I want to bring people home,” he said.
“We’ve got to get out of these endless wars and bring our folks back home,” he emphasized.
But interviewer Brennan, supposedly of the leftist mainstream “news”, amazingly seemed like a war hawk. “Isn’t that [peace] harder when you don’t have troops on the ground?” she challenged.
To this, the President responded, “Well, everything’s harder. But, you know you pay a big price for troops on the ground. We’re spending hundreds of billions of dollars on military.”
Sounding almost like a radical leftist from the 1960s, President Trump added:
We’ve been fighting for 19 years. Somebody said you were precipitously bringing to- precipitously? We’ve been there for 19 years. I want to fight. I want to win, and we want to bring our great troops back home. I’ve seen the people. I go to Walter Reed Hospital. I see what happens to people. I see with no legs and no arm- arms. And I’ve seen also what happens to them up here because they’re in this situation, and they come back and they are totally different people– where the wives and the fathers and the mothers say, “What has happened to my son? What has happened in some cases to my daughter?” It’s a terrible thing. We’ve been there close to 19 years. And it’s time. And we’ll see what happens with the Taliban. They want peace. They’re tired. Everybody’s tired. We’d like to have- I don’t like endless wars. This war.
(Source: “Transcript: President Trump on ‘Face the Nation,’ February 3, 2019”, CBS News, February 3, 2019. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-president-trump-on-face-the-nation-february-3-2019/)