President Trump Meets With Joint Chiefs and National Security Team – Video and Transcript…

Earlier tonight President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell met with the Joint Chiefs’ and National Security Team. [Video and Transcript Below]

Mark Meadows (Chief of Staff), Robert O’Brien (NSA), LTG Keith Kellogg (National Security Advisor to the Vice President), Secretary Mike Pompeo (State), Secretary Steven Mnuchin (Treasury), Secretary Mark Esper (Defense), Director Richard Grenell (ODNI).


[Transcript] –  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. This is the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and we’ve had a very productive meeting. It’s going to continue after you leave. But we’ve had a very, very productive meeting.

Our military is very strong, more — more so than it’s been in many, many years. I think I can say “in many, many decades.” We’ve spent one and half trillion dollars rebuilding our military, and it shows it. And we are discussing various things.

And, with that, thank you very much.

Thank you.

General Mark A. Milley, USA, 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General John E. Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General David L. Goldfein, USAF, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
General David H. Berger, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps
General James C. McConville, USA, Chief of Staff of the Army
Admiral Karl L. Schultz, USCG, Commandant of the Coast Guard
General John W. Raymond, USSF, Chief of Space Operations

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391 Responses to President Trump Meets With Joint Chiefs and National Security Team – Video and Transcript…

  1. montanamel says:

    Makes for one hell’of a TRAINING AID…..doesn’t it… (the meeting – the show)….
    I suspect he is squeezing one more ounce out of that turnip called the Coup….
    Besides, it “might” have been like that elephant walk of BUFF’s out on Guam….
    Show some back bone to Xi and his friends…make rocket boy think twice before pulling string?

    Only the Shadow Knows…. cue music….cue commercial….and, CUT.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. regitiger says:

    state of readiness brief.

    the US is vulnerable at this time in several theatres and threats.

    one of the main subject matters will be to discuss what readiness status is for specific threats. The main focus will be in maintaining and protecting readiness posture.

    as the nation begins re-opening there will be some level of bounce on the infection rate of this disease…as the a/c carrier learned, unfortunately, shore leave in the middle of a pandemic isn’t the smartest decision and that thrust the effing news about it for the entire world of enemies to contemplate. (remembering USS cole for example…poor force protection readiness …corrected by harbor defense command protocols) So I would imagine this is the formal brief where each branch informs the President what steps they are taking to protect high value assets and contingency plans for a long protracted long tail from this pandemic. US Military is likely to continue a much more guarded and controlled travel and movement with high freq testing for personnel and those alternates. In addition, will be the rollout of the “new” vaccines to the military over the next several weeks …it will be done in a methodical test and evaluate process as not to create more problems from undesirable effects should they happen. In addition will be discussion to what plans are in hot ink about calling up reserve forces should ANY issues, foreign threats or a reduced readiness posture warrant such. Placing high value reserve forces in tempdu is likely already happening.

    in addition, will be likely the discussion of venezuela. What military actions are necessary to force maduro to the table and create a lever to pressure russia to stop dumping effing oil on the market which has had the effect of exponentially multiplying economic problems for the US economy. It’s the highest priority to get russia to re-think this problem they are creating for the US. SA will follow suit, once russia concedes. We’ve exhausted trade and other economic sanctions with RUS. So, we have to deal with them asymmetrically. A sporting jab to the ribs in venezuela would be helpful to get their attentions..SA will help the US pull this’s in their best interests too not to dump oil. RUS is playing a very badly calculated game …in addition will be some plays in the international banking structure (not for these military chiefs) that will harm RUS business interests..not totally legal…but effective.

    There is also going to be some discussion about supply chain protection…maritime freight. This is the vulnerable infrastructure right now….many of these ships have not been at sea for quite a long time…protection against piracy and simple right to navigation is paramount. As well, safety at sea operations. And also discussion about contingency using military transmodal infrastructure should the civilian component get overwhelmed, sick or other. Not easy to kickstart an economy …additional resources and people, drivers, loaders, etc…all very important to plan for.

    in addition will be some discussion about drug trafficking and interdiction efforts (and the coupled human trafficking that is almost always linked to it)..this virus pandemic has created a rare opportunity to gain serious footholds and clobber the syndicates around the world..mostly those in s.hemisphere…They have had to change strategies …and that has been noticed. So there is going to be a open season with some big league joint operations coming up.

    this president is all about state sovereignty…he’s not going to be tasking any military operations to do a thing about civil issues. What he will be discussing or be briefed on, is the state of force protection at each facility particularly those high value assets against some scenarios where they become protest locations..or criminal theft issues. Got lots of crazy people who would love to try and poke holes and make off with some hardware.

    and the rest of the brief will be the standard stuff.

    President Trump knows how to deal with this virus and russia…He isn’t a bowing dimwit like that jackwagon for those long excruciating 8 years.

    just my opinion.

    Liked by 32 people

    • Rex70 says:

      I respect your opinion.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Rhoda R says:

      These are all important things that the President needs to discuss with his military command – but … Why Saturday night and why with Treasury?

      Liked by 5 people

      • KaweahKid says:

        Live, from Washington, D.C….it’s Saturday Night!!

        Liked by 8 people

        • patriotscout170 says:

          too funny

          Liked by 1 person

        • vegastrumper says:

          Well Treasury has been involved in freezing assets of hostile groups has it not?

          Liked by 5 people

          • thedoc00 says:

            Treasure is responsible for deploying the financial weapons used in this cold war.

            The Secretary of State Sets Rules of Engagement and even deployment of financial weapons. The one major State Department Controlled WMD not yet deployed in the Export License Weapons, which would be a major kick in ba!!s for several major US Corporations and Banks, as well.

            Liked by 3 people

      • regitiger says:

        it accomplishes several things.

        a. we are open for “business” 28 hours a day, 9 days a week. trump time!

        b. yeah hi china. and howdy Russia…are you paying attention?
        c. to us citizens…stand by for some great news.

        Liked by 7 people

    • Carly says:

      That was a satisfying meal. Much to chew on for months to come.

      Liked by 2 people

    • icthematrix says:

      Good estimate of the likely context, thanks!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Patrice says:

      I always feel concerned any time the subject of vaccines comes up. Our valued and loved military have for too long been misused to test new vaccines. This should not happen.

      Liked by 13 people

    • SSI01 says:

      A very good analysis. Looks like all the military around that table have a hand in that major operation Trump has going on both coasts of Mexico, and off the S. American coast. This is a good time for them to give him a SITREP and let him know if they either need more of something, or can part with certain resources for a while, for use elsewhere.

      Could he be discussing domestic matters w/them? Don’t know. At least two governors are going full-tilt crazy and confining American citizens against their will, without trial, behind walls and/or barbed wire. They violated no codified law, and the conditions of their apprehension and confinement can be considered being under unlawful arrest, and imprisonment. In some places the domestic situation is heading quickly toward a boil-over. He may be considering federalizing the National Guard in the affected states and for that to happen coordination needs to be effected between HQUSA and the state Adjutant General. Rather than argue with some staff JAG officer maybe he just called the service COSs to the WH to discuss this with them in person before he made his move.

      China’s actions, or lack of them in some cases, have caused GRAVE damage to this nation’s economy, and in earlier times that would have already led to armed conflict. Possible, but right now not likely that reason alone would involve us in a shooting war with the ChiComs, however, they’ve still got to answer for what they did so maybe this confab was called discuss that. As had been mentioned, the ChiComs are also flexing their muscles in the South and East China Seas, causing trouble for their neighbors some of whom are SEATO member nations, as are we. One of the offended nations is Vietnam. I was reflecting earlier this morning on the supreme irony of us coming to the assistance of Vietnam should they ask for it.

      Re China: we have members of Congress plus others in high positions in government who have been friendly toward the ChiComs, some to the point of even being chauffeured around by ChiCom agents in their vehicles. Maybe he’s discussing what needs to be done about those folks. He also has to guard against ChiCom agents provocateurs already in this country who would be bent on exploiting any existing or potential civil strife to the gain of the Communist Chinese.

      To paraphrase – “so many options, so little time.”

      Liked by 7 people

      • Michael Osmon says:

        My first thought was maybe it’s about fauxi and his dealings with gilead. I understand they not only invented it in China but they’re producing the remdesvir (sp?)…..which is the drug he recommends while saying hydroxycloroquin has too many negative side effects (translation- there isn’t enough profit to be made by big pharma). I’m probably just being silly thinking he’ll ever see the inside of a jail cell but one can still have hope

        Liked by 4 people

      • CharterOakie says:

        Why is the CNO (Gilday) missing?


    • ARW says:

      China owns a lot of USA debt.

      Liked by 1 person

      • thedoc00 says:

        I take issue with that statement. The amount of debt held by China has shrunk considerable as they sold it execute their QE and Stimulus as well as Trade Road War vs the US. The more dangerous items held by China Inc. are the Export License Agreements with major US Companies (that can be defended in US Courts) and their ability to buy US Companies impacted by the CV-19 shut down (especially small energy companies if those purchases were to be consolidated). The value of the Export Licenses and Companies purchased by China Inc. dwarf any US debt they hold.

        The US State Department, Treasure and DoJ (SEC) are the major actors in countering those moves.

        Liked by 2 people

  3. TheWanderingStar says:

    obama holds conference call with his operatives of the underworld.
    POTUS calls together the Armed Forces of the US, Treasury, State and IC.
    See the difference?

    Liked by 23 people

    • Brutalus says:

      I’m just waiting for Obama and the rest of the Legion of Doom to take off from their swamp

      Liked by 2 people

    • Laurie Walker says:

      The parallel government and Obams’s minions won’t attempt any major mayhem before the election. If the president is reelected … well, your guess is as good as mine.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Retired USMC says:

        They won’t? You don’t know Communist filth very much…what the hell do you think is going on right now, under your nose? You think this pandemic wasn’t planned in advance? We are a lot closer to open conflict with this people.

        Liked by 12 people

  4. margarite1 says:

    Why did POTUS announce this meeting – he could have kept it quiet. Is he sending a message to someone?

    Liked by 16 people

    • Rex70 says:

      I believe he is letting his enemies—foreign and domestic—that this Saturday night isn’t popcorn-n-movie night with the wife and kid. There’s business to attend to, and he and the strongest U.S. assets are on it. In case there was any doubt, then this was definitely a broadcast to answer of alleviate that.

      In fact, I am feeling a bit more assured knowing this meeting took place tonight…not sure at all what they talked about, just good to know that they’re all in town and on the job.

      Liked by 23 people

    • Susan D Harms says:

      yes. Next question.

      Liked by 2 people

    • SSI01 says:

      No doubt. He doesn’t do stuff like this for fun.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Pale rider says:

      Hmm questions questions?
      Why on the ‘simpsons’ was Trump coming down an elevator to run for President years before he did? Very specific. Why hasn’t anyone gone to jail over a coup? We are almost at the next election, it means something. Why are we quarantined and the government is paying hospitals to call everyone a COVID patient? Why masks? Why is/was Fauci used? 2021 is close, so what’s next?
      Why is Obama relevant? (He’s not, only in fear)
      What benefit is a dead economy? Struggle, pain, fear!
      We hear now of Covid camps? How is this possible?
      Strange stuff!

      Liked by 5 people

      • margarite1 says:

        That’s weird – I didn’t know that about the Simpsons. Just a coincidence I suppose.


      • guest4ever says:

        Pale rider—Regarding the “simpson” question. I think it was just a coincidence. Trump has had people ask him if he’d run for president. I think he actually tried it on a third party option; didn’t work. The elevator was/is a well-know landmark in the Trump Tower.


    • regitiger says:

      you know the answer



  5. Brant says:

    Hmmmmm, maybe everyone getting on the same page and synchronizing their watches?

    Liked by 3 people

  6. MustangBlues says:

    President Trump is a powerful and tested leader. Especially during the constant hostile badgering and howling by the media jackals and the ever stone walling, slow walking and obstructionist democrat communists, the leader,

    President Trump has been being Presidential, daily dealing with all the affairs of the nation, not just thwarting the obsessive hate fester of the mewling media and the political polecats.

    It is a Great pity that so many American Citizens living in the land of freedom and honey, do not recognize the gift of President Trump to be the leader of the USA at this most reformative time.

    Their children and grand children will benefit from President Trump’s leadership, even if some misguided current citizens cannot see the love of America and Americans that President Trump brings to the job every day. . . . And donates his pay check to charity.

    Liked by 32 people

    • TwoLaine says:


      Liked by 4 people

    • icthematrix says:

      Indeed. Have we ever had a President like this in the modern age? Perhaps ever? This man never rests, never stops focusing on our people, on America. I marvel at his stamina, his drive. Don Jr said something to the effect of “impossible is just the starting point for my father”.

      The closest human I’ve seen to a superhero. Thank you Lord for sending us President Trump.

      Liked by 15 people

      • regitiger says:

        when he declared:

        i will never ever stop

        was not some ordinary stump speech

        he meant every single word and dimension therof… even creating his own brand novel definition of

        never ever.

        in my life time and history studied..frankly trump is a legitimate enigna in every way.

        we are blessed.

        voting for him (us) is easy.

        i recommend we all consider what we can do in our own lives to reflect that same committment. pray on it. thats how he did it!!!

        those prayers will always be answered.. God will never abandon those that call upon his power. it is HIS promise. he never breaks it.

        God bless America. .. God bless each and all.

        Liked by 4 people

    • botchedcasuality says:

      Everyday I upvote posts here only to watch it refresh and change color from blue to orange, but stubbornly never reflecting the uptick. I click it hoping the ‘poster’ receives the honorable mention on their end. I know that I’m kidding myself, so this time I’m logging on and offering my appreciation of your comment.

      Liked by 2 people

      • lizajmoon says:

        comments are sorted by time posted here. they don’t move with likes! but it is nice to see how many folks like a post.


  7. nimrodman says:

    – we’re also in the South China Sea shooing the Chinese Navy away from a Malaysian drilling ship

    – and Generals have been on TV complaining about some 5G frequency spectrum that was just given away by a Federal civilian agency, and it’s apparently too close to the GPS spectrum that’s vital to military positioning, targeting, tracking, etc … the Generals were pi$$ed

    Liked by 17 people

  8. k4jjj says:

    This meeting is related to the satchel of documents Richard Grenell brought to the White House yesterday.

    Something BIG is probably about to go down. John Durham might be about to strike and Obama himself could be a target. There may be a big round-up of the Obama mafia.

    Liked by 17 people

    • Cash says:

      Likely many contractors who made illegal queries were contractors to DOD. Likely officers were involved. We know the character of the twins from Ukraine.

      Liked by 10 people

    • margarite1 says:

      Obama is protected by his melanin. Besides – would Trump take out the “beloved” Obama so close to the election? I don’t think so….even though Obama deserves it.

      Liked by 3 people

      • regitiger says:

        i have a completely different analysis.

        if the opportunity opens (in your face falsifiable proof)

        you can be guaranteed POTUS will send rounds down range.

        what’s the point AFTER the election?

        think about.

        consider the coup and what damage happened?

        who was behind it?

        who it harmed? all of US!

        Now think about WHO Donald Trump is. he gives no effs about political correctness..or schedules…or DC norms.

        Trump will give it both barrels as soon as it is most effective for maximum advantage.

        he isn’t a defense minister. he’s that guy you pick every single time to take point.

        Obama knows. we know.

        its just a matter of msking Obama commit some more unforced errors that shows even his most loyal boot lickers what a stupid criminal jackwagon he was and is. when his rich friends and deep state operators begin to fold… and that will happen financially and then in a public way…bang.. that’s when trump levels his ass.

        I can’t wait. our neighborhood is planning the biggest bbq .. a week of feasting and celebrations.

        Liked by 6 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      news reports said documents were taken to DOJ…

      Liked by 6 people

    • FrankieZee says:

      That is my thought as well. Something big is about to explode this week.

      Liked by 4 people

    • George 1 says:

      Kjjj. With all my being I pray that you are correct!!

      Liked by 2 people

  9. joeknuckles says:

    It could have something to do with the news of the intercepted phone call between Xi and the WHO that is purported to have Xi asking them to cover up the human to human transmission.

    Liked by 9 people

  10. Tiffthis says:

    I’m just spit balling here, but are we SURE after M Gaetz called out the rooster and Ryan that M Meadows is a good guy…? Just questioning cuz they all come from Congress

    Liked by 4 people

  11. This thread brings to mind some sight impaired gentlemen discussing their conclusions regarding a large pachyderm ………….

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Publius2016 says:

    Most interesting thing to me was the choice of attendees and location.

    Not being in Situation Room, signals informational briefing by Grennell without need for realtime information…

    No AG Barr so most likely not concerning domestic law…

    Originally, the setting was publicly announced as Camp David and then moved “at last minute”

    Reviewing News Cycle, looks like C D C W H O N I H are under extreme pressure…with EcoHealth Alliance and Consortium of Conservation medicine running point on Covid 19 Globalist Deep State Black Op, Drs. Redfield and FaucIII have gone into “quarantine” while our country is REOPENING! the drs are signaling with their actions their real intentions…

    No VPP may signal Secret Service has them separated due to current situational circumstances…

    Liked by 9 people

  13. shirley49 says:

    Knowing Trump it is a message he is sending. Very happy to see they were not wearing masks.

    Liked by 5 people

    • sturmudgeon says:

      Yes.. it is past time to get on with it… this is the flu, albeit a bad flu… stop the propaganda, and lasso those stupid governors & hog-tie them..

      Liked by 2 people

  14. old sneakers says:

    Somewhere in that a bundle of delivered documents may have been plans by the cabal for some sort of JFK wet work. Trump has had a grim expression ever since they were delivered…

    Liked by 2 people

  15. fred5678 says:

    Shades of “Seven Days in May”, when the president’s planned weekend at Blue Lake was cancelled after the coup was discovered.

    Great flick. Kirk at his best.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Ospreyzone says:

    Where is the Chief of Naval Operations? I don’t see him in the room, and there is a lot going on in the south China Sea right now.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Barb Meier says:

      I wondered about that too. I think he may have been there too. James McPherson is acting Sec. of Navy. He has white hair and parts it on his left. I am not certain, but Sundance did not name all the people at the table. I wondered if McPherson might be on the left side at the end closest to the fireplace.


  17. Chump Change says:

    Notice which armed service was not represented?


    Liked by 1 person

  18. David Osterloh says:

    maybe late to this, however, with all the s h i t hitting the revolving air distribution system, may be planning how to seal the borders so certain “persons of interest” don’t flee the country???
    Just Askin
    go Grenell !!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Spryte says:

    I just love the way our great leader continues with his plans and knowing that he is light years ahead of all the swamp dwellers. He absolutely keeps them guessing and puts them into hyperventilation mode. Barry O should just shut his pie hole and crawl into one of the tidal pools on Martha’s Vineyard with the rest of the little bottom feeders.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. k4jjj says:

    Who has deliberately infected the President’s Secret Service agents with the virus?

    Liked by 7 people

  21. Phillip Jeffreys says:

    President (R) Obama’s ultimate card, exercised through surrogates, will be threat of a race war.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Swanzinator says:

      I think they’ve watered down the value of that “race card” way too much to get anywhere with it anymore. It’s about as valuable as a Zimbabwean trillion dollar note at this point. If that’s all they’ve got now then no wonder they’re acting so nervous.

      Liked by 3 people

      • regitiger says:

        its the reaction… the unforced errors it would provoke. one slip…one ugly remark… could cost valuable votes.

        lets not downplay the serious threat obama poses and his corruptors. expect mucu fake news drummed up.

        best to stay on offensive..make some public deals that destroy any narratives invented. just make it real… and no that does not include having that jackwagon kanye west to raise his stupid stock into the political theater…no more entertainers and celebs. just real Americans who are relatable to millions of voters..we need to put THOSE people forward and have trump celebrate the American dream they carved out.. time to stop dipping into the worn out typical routines. Trump knows this. best way to correctly remove the oxygen from the absurd bobble heads that PAY black people to read a script.

        i have high confidence trump has learned from the last election and realizes the swamp creatures are pretty damned effective …if you let them be first.

        that’s the recipe now.. offensive…be first… force them to respond on your terms.

        its about respect… honest non fake respect.

        he knows how.

        making great AMERICAN again

        diff twist

        Liked by 1 person

  22. Madi says:

    The biggest threats is within with our treasonous “congress” and corrupted institutions at all level and sleeping, uninformed
    Or misinformed public.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. jumpinjarhead says:

    I hope your reference to “martial law” was not expressing hope that it would be invoked.

    Knowing a great deal about what that actually would mean to our nation, I would hope that we patriots do not think, even with what has this far been exposed about this rolling coup, that martial law would be a “good” thing. I would further hope conditions in America never get to the point where “martial law” would be declared on a national scale as such a drastic measure opens even more danger that it would ultimately prove to be very problematic to lift.

    Even Trump is but a mere human with all the frailties and weaknesses with which our Adamic human natures are afflicted. Giving any human total power is fraught with very real danger and should not be considered absent actual extremis such as widespread organized violence attempting to overthrow the government that involves military units and weaponry.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. David N. Narr says:

    I wonder wonder wonder what topics might have come up during the discussion.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. rharkonen says:

    Those photos mostly remind me of what a monumental waste of money and resources they are.
    Significant threats to the US are exclusively internal, merrily drifting to their apotheosis, while everyone at the table is tasked with the distractions of piddling away resources on games and decades-irrelevant situations that were barely relevant even then.


  26. CharterOakie says:

    Sorry if already noted by others (just getting here now):

    ADM Gilday, CNO, not listed and not apparent in the photos.



  27. noswamp says:

    As I drove with a friend down a Texas road today, we both were listening to the Trump Presser. When he “dropped the mike” we were shouting platitudes to the “Boss”.

    Btw, it wasn’t mentioned that the two female reporters deliberated tried to set Trump up. When Trump moved on to the second female reporter, she remained silent, which was the cue for the first reporter to resume her “nasty question response”. When Trump tried to move on to a third reporter, the trap was set, and the second reporter started going off the rails and yelling at Trump.

    That was when Trump thanked everyone and ended the presser. The two reporters looked very very small indeed. I wonder what their colleagues in attendance who did not get a question told them?


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