President Trump Speaks to the Troops on Christmas Eve (Video)…

At a 9:00 a.m. (EST) this morning President Trump held a video conference with soldiers deployed overseas to wish them a Merry Christmas.  The President complimented each representative assembly of the military on how well were doing in the fight against terrorism, and thanked them for their service. “We’re winning. Merry Christmas.”

[Transcript] Via Video Teleconference – Mar-a-Lago Club and Resort – Palm Beach, Florida – 8:59 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: I just wanted to wish everybody a very, very Merry Christmas. We say, “Christmas” again very proudly. Very, very merry Christmas. We’re going to have a great year. It’s going to be an incredible year.

I’m thrilled to bring season’s greetings on behalf of the First Lady and our entire family, and most importantly, on behalf of the American people. Today and everyday we’re incredibly thankful for you and for your families. Your families have been tremendous. Always underappreciated, the military families — the greatest people on Earth.

We have five deployed units joining us today, one from each branch of our armed forces.

I want to welcome Colonel Chuck Lombardo and all of the soldiers of Iron Brigade. Deployed in Kuwait to support the Operation Spartan Shield and Inherent Resolve, the Iron Brigade is currently serving as an active partner in the Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Saudi, and Jordanian armies, and doing an incredible job. You also provide force protection and security cooperation in Syria and in Iraq. It is a vital mission, and we want to thank you very much. Great job.

Colonel Chris Gideons and the Special Purpose Marine Air Force and Air-Ground Task Force joins us from Kuwait as well. The Task Force is Central Command’s crisis response force, and a powerful force it is. Colonel, I understand that among your many other missions, the Task Force has provided more than 4,000 flight hours of close-air support to the campaign against ISIS. Everybody’s talking about it. You’ve done an incredible job. So, Colonel Gideons, we want to thank you very much. Where’s the Colonel out here? Where is he?

COLONEL GIDEONS: Right here, sir, and we’re happy to.

THE PRESIDENT: Great job. Thank you very much.

Merry Christmas to all of the sailors aboard the USS Sampson. Commander Tim LaBenz, I want to thank you and the entire crew for your outstanding work in defending high-value assets in the Straits of Hormuz. You also provide air defense coverage in the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea. I know the USS Sampson recently set a new standard in readiness. And it really has always been ready, but we’re all ready. And that is a tremendous credit to all of those aboard. So congratulations on the new standard. We’re all talking about it. It’s a high standard you’ve set. Thank you very much.

The 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron joins us from Qatar. Colonel Goossen, welcome to you, again, and all of the Knighthawks. The 69th has engaged more than 700 ISIS and Taliban targets in five separate countries, and was recently awarded both the Linebacker and LeMay trophies — an amazing achievement and a very unusual one to get both. Thank you very much.

From the United States Coast Guard, who have done such an incredible job in Texas and Florida and Puerto Rico — they’ve had plenty of work right here — we want to welcome Captain Matthew Wadleigh and Port Security Unit 309 stationed down in Guantanamo Bay. This unit does outstanding work in providing expeditionary anti-terrorism and force protection around the globe.

In fact, we saw your tireless efforts in action at the 200 — as you know, at our great Republican National Convention. And many Republicans are very happy, but I have to tell you, the people of Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and lots of other states are even more happy. What a job you’ve done. The Coast Guard saved thousands and thousands of lives. Almost — it’s unbelievable when I looked at the charts and I saw the number of lives you’ve saved. So I want to congratulate the Coast Guard for having done an incredible job.

As we celebrate this most precious holiday, we’re grateful for each of you who spend this Christmas away from your families and defend all of our families, our freedoms, and our flag. Every American heart is thankful to you, and we’re asking God to watch over you and to watch over your families.

As we open up the discussion, I know that some of the men and women under your command are able to join us and, perhaps, ask some of the questions.

So we’re going to be speaking with these wonderful people of the media and asking them to leave. Enjoy yourselves, folks. We appreciate it. Have a great Christmas. And we’re going to do some very personal questions between these great people and myself. And we want to thank you very much for being here. And if I don’t see you during the day, have a great holiday and a great Christmas. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you

END 9:05 A.M. EST

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44 Responses to President Trump Speaks to the Troops on Christmas Eve (Video)…

  1. susanperu says:

    As the mother of a Coast Guard member, I am so grateful for our great Presidents words praising the members of our services. Semper Paratus/ MAGA

    Liked by 33 people

  2. What a precious gift from God!!!!!

    Liked by 14 people

  3. Pam says:

    Not many presidents would take time out of their busy schedules to have a special conference with our military. God bless our president and our men and women in uniform.

    Liked by 25 people

  4. grandmotherpatriot says:

    God Speed to all our Troops and Veterans, thank-you for protecting our God-given Natural right to Freedom.
    Merry Christmas

    Liked by 21 people

  5. Orygun says:

    I just wanted someone who loves this country for President and he proves it everyday. It shows the most important quality for President is a leader and President Trump is aces.

    Liked by 17 people

  6. Joe Collins says:

    I’m so very grateful we have a president who loves America, and honors our military members.

    Liked by 11 people

  7. CiscoKid says:

    A real Commander-in-Chief. Talking with his troops.
    Obama always had his ass planted in Hawaii, never had the time.

    Liked by 6 people

  8. sodiumpen says:

    Very thankful this Christmas Eve – for so much.

    For those who have never heard this – the lyrics are incredible. Song starts at about 20 seconds:

    Cloverton – Christmas Hallelujah

    Liked by 7 people

    • Deplorable bcootz says:

      sodiumpen, Thank You for sharing this video, what an “awesome” and emotional song!!! I’ve never heard this before and was brought to tears. Again, Thank You. Merry Christmas to you and to all of the treepers and may God Bless all of you with many blessings and answered prayers. Praise God for sending us Jesus!!!✨🙏🎄

      Liked by 5 people

    • nikkichico7 says:

      🎶❤️🎄🎶🙏🏼🎶❤️

      Lovely, TY sodiumpen God bless you 🎄❤️

      Like

  9. Eks Mann says:

    Dear Treepers, thank YOU for your service.

    President Trump needs your prayers on this special night, Christmas Eve. He accepted the challenge: Save the world.

    Much of what he does is behind the scenes, ignored or obfuscated by the mainstream media, fought at every turn by the deep state and the enemies of freedom, the enemies of self-determination.

    Prayers for Sundance, our leader here in the Treehouse, and his/her willing and able moderators, for helping provide sanity and reason over the years. This is, truly, a Refuge in the Storm.

    Prayers for the United States of America, an ongoing experiement in freedom. May President Trump continue to receive our blessing and fight for this great nation, a nation unprecedented in human history.

    Treepers: President Trump fights for US. On this night, when we all give thanks for our many blessings, please say an extra prayer for President and First Lady Trump, and their family, and our fearless Military and First Responders, for grace and courage under fire.

    We live in historic times. We are all fortunate for our many blessings, and I ask that we all say an extra prayer for our President, and our Nation, tonight.

    God Bless America.

    EM

    Liked by 16 people

  10. trad55 says:

    Loved the ‘buh bye’ to the media. If they aren’t able to listen to the exchanges between our president and the troops, they can’t twist anything he says for their own ends.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. kea25252014 says:

    Merry Christmas Our President. Merry Christmas to all MAGA

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Elizabeth Carter says:

    It seems that tomorrow night, he (we) might actually be taking down the deep state, that has been destroying us for decades. Don’t be afraid. Don’t waiver. Everything is changing and we must be calm and “Fear Not’. President Trump has been very disciplined and quietly put up with all the abuse while he has diligently set up all the dominos for the fall.
    We have done our part. We have prayed. We have taught others. We have stood down when everything in us has said to fight them.
    President Trump has cautioned us to be vigilant and to be patient.
    Sometimes the hardest part of being a Christian is just being patient and trusting, while our Father God brings all of the powers and principalities into place for the final battle.
    Be still and know that I am God. Fear not for I am with you.
    Our Father, which art in heaven,
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Thy Kingdom come.
    Thy will be done.
    On earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread
    and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
    Lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil
    For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory Forever. Amen
    Dear Father, we are not asking for much. We just want to live our lives, do our work, contribute our part, raise our families, love each other and live in peace until Your Kingdom comes.
    Why do they hate us and want to destroy us when we wish them no harm?
    Yes we do want love and life and truth to reign. We do want to be allowed to love and honor You and to love and take care of each other.
    We are not liars, deceivers or murderers. We want to build and not to destroy.
    Thank You Lord Jesus for giving Your Life for us.
    We are eternally grateful.
    Please Jesus, give us the strength to stand and to do our part in this battle that has come upon us.
    Help us to always remember that no matter what Satan says, he has nothing at all to offer us except death and destruction. There is no light and no light in him.
    Jesus Christ has brought us love, life, light, truth and given us the power to stand in the Holy Spirit while the whole world rages against us.
    When all else fails, just stand.
    Merry Christmas
    Thank You God for sending Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to save us from powers and principalities that are stronger than us. We are weak but He is strong and we cannot lose this war. Not now and not ever. For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory Forever, Amen.

    Liked by 15 people

  13. Merry Christmas to all Treepers. Thank you President Trump for your support of our military service people. I have 2 Navy Pilot grandsons, a Navy Seal grandson, and a Petty Officer son in Naval Aviation. All love their Commander-in-Chief.

    Liked by 12 people

  14. sundance says:

    Liked by 7 people

  15. Sayit2016 says:

    To our Military THANK YOU for your steadfast commitment to God and Country. Thank you for keeping our country safe and defending freedom all around the world. To President Trump thank you for being a CIC that is committed to protecting us as a nation.

    To all the amazing people I have met at CTH–You are all an absolute precious gift- (especially you Howie ; ) This past year has been a wild ride and that does not look to be ending anytime soon. I can’t think of anyone else I ‘d rather take the ride with.

    For this coming New Year, I wish for everyone, not for just happiness, but pure joy, not just wealth, but Heaven’s treasures. I wish for you all, the satisfaction of a job well done, the warmth of home, the love of family and the company of loyal and trustworthy friends, and the deep knowledge that our Father loves us more than words can ever express.

    Merry Christmas !

    Liked by 6 people

  16. Have Gun Will Travel says:

    Merry Christmas and God bless to all!

    Liked by 3 people

  17. hardworkingsob says:

    Merry Christmas to all the CTH patriots
    from Lou Christie….

    Like

  18. Mia C says:

    I can’t believe how much work Trump has done today. Did Obama ever do teleconferences and a Christmas visit (the one with Melania) on Christmas Eve? I’ve heard Trump say many times that he doesn’t take vacations and doesn’t know anyone successful who does. Yet he does work enjoyable things in, so that hopefully his life is still fun. I guess we now know that’s true.
    –It’s so cool. I get to enjoy my Christmas with my Commander-in-Chief.
    –I was very moved by Netanyahu’s Christmas message as well. It’s so great, if you guys have seen it. He says next year he invites us all to Israel and will lead the tour. He said we can see places where Jesus walked like the Sea of Galilee.
    –I would love that so much. Can you imagine having Benjamin Netanyahu show you places where Jesus walked in Israel on Christmas? That would be a trip of a lifetime.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Minnie says:

    God Bless ALL of our Military, active and retired.

    “Thank you” isn’t enough for all you do to protect America and her freedoms.

    Unceasing prayers for all.

    Like

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