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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46687909
 

Barely a mention of it in the US media and this is how CNN spins it:

 

Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/26/politics/iraq-trump-hats-us-troops-maga/index.html
 

Pretty shameful. The leftist media will jump on any opportunity to attack Trump no matter how insignificant. It doesn't even matter if they attack the troops also in the process. Between this and NBC defaming the veteran who started the gofundme to build the wall I think they have hit a new low.


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This is humorous.  Their boss comes to visit them at work, and suddenly it's the soldiers acting in a political activity?  

 

Newsflash: The president is their boss, not a political candidate. 

 

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Those guidelines say that "active duty personnel may not engage in partisan political activities and all military personnel should avoid the inference that their political activities imply or appear to imply DoD sponsorship, approval, or endorsement of a political candidate, campaign, or cause."

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Washington compost:

 

Trump’s Iraq visit prompts concern over operational security

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-iraq-visit-prompts-concern-over-operational-security/2018/12/26/b7c4287e-0939-11e9-a3f0-71c95106d96a_story.html
 

Atlantic:

 

The President is Visiting Troops in Iraq. To What End?

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/12/purpose-president-trump-iraq-visit/579040/
 

First they complain when they think Trump isn't going to visit the troops. Then they complain when he does visit the troops. I honestly don't understand why Trump attempts to appease these people. Their hatred for him is so strong they would find a reason to criticize him if he found a cure for cancer.


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The accusation would be that he's putting oncologists out of business.


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CNN slammed for trashing Trump’s visit to troops, criticizing soldiers for bringing MAGA hats

 

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/cnn-slammed-for-trashing-trumps-visit-to-troops-criticizing-soldiers-for-bringing-maga-hats

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The article by CNN and the article by NBC defaming the veteran trying to raise money for the wall demonstrates that the leftist media will go to any lengths up to and including throwing the soldiers under the bus to attack Trump. If anyone takes these media outlets seriously anymore they are delusional.


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On 12/27/2018 at 12:52 PM, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

 

CNN slammed for trashing Trump’s visit to troops, criticizing soldiers for bringing MAGA hats

 

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/cnn-slammed-for-trashing-trumps-visit-to-troops-criticizing-soldiers-for-bringing-maga-hats

At least the USAF came out with a statement that no rules were broken.

 

https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/nothing-improper-about-airmen-displaying-pro-trump-merchandise-at-ramstein-air-force-says-1.562274


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06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

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English-only outside the regional forums!!!

 

CNN's next move will be to accuse the President of callously defacing previously unmarred MAGA caps owned by penniless troops.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I have heard the talking point going around that Trump was "shamed" into going at the last minute. However if you have two brain cells to rub together you realize that trips like this take months to plan. The president can't just decide at the last minute to go to a war zone.


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14 hours ago, TBoneTX said:

English-only outside the regional forums!!!

 

I see.  Man.

 

 

7 hours ago, jg121783 said:

I have heard the talking point going around that Trump was "shamed" into going at the last minute. However if you have two brain cells to rub together you realize that trips like this take months to plan. The president can't just decide at the last minute to go to a war zone.

Please stop trying to change the narrative-at-large with facts.  They have no place in the emotional tirades drummed up against the president.

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0bummer didn't autograph any MAGA caps, though.  Some leader.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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