From the Desk of Donald J. Trump

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk

“On this Memorial Day, we remember the fallen heroes who took their last breaths in defense of our Nation, our families, our citizens, and our sacred freedoms. The depth of their devotion, the steel of their resolve, and the purity of their patriotism has no equal in human history. On distant battlefields, in far-off oceans, and high in the skies above, they faced down our enemies and gave their lives so that America would prevail. They made the supreme sacrifice so that our people can live in safety and our Nation can thrive in peace. It is because of their gallantry that we can together, as one people, continue our pursuit of America’s glorious destiny.

“We owe all that we are, and everything we ever hope to be, to these unrivaled heroes. Their memory and their legacy is immortal. Our loyalty to them and to their families is eternal and everlasting.

“America’s warriors are the single greatest force for justice, peace, liberty, and security among all the nations ever to exist on earth. God bless our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Airmen, and Marines. We honor them today, forever, and always.”

51 thoughts on “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump

  1. I suggest we honor our fallen warriors by resolving to make fewer of them.

    We do not need to police the world and certainly we do not need to occupy it.

    If a nation attacks us, we should annihilate it and come home. If a nation allows non-state terrorists to shelter within it’s borders, it should either assist us in rooting them out or face the same fate as an attacker.

    But in no case should we leave our troops in another country for decades as targets of opportunity for our enemies.

    Defend the country, keep the sea lanes open for all, and punish those who attack us so terribly that no one wants to repeat the error, but otherwise keep our people home with their families.

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  2. Of course it is “altogether fitting and proper” that we honor the fallen on Memorial Day. That was its purpose when it was created in 1868 to honor those who fell preserving the Union. And, we have continued ever since to make it a day to honor those who have fallen in war – righteous and unrighteous – ever since. The men and women we honor answered the call of duty when it came and as they heard it. They deserve the respect we give them.

    With that said, such hyperbolic blather from the Mar-a-Lago Mussolini is not inspiring. Nor does it honor the very real men and women who have lost their lives in service to our country.

    It acts more as a reminder that . . .

    1. Donald Trump is Cadet Bone Spurs who could have served but did not, and
    2. Donald Trump is a traitor who sold out the country to advance his personal interests, and
    3. Donald Trump is a purveyor of hyperbolic baloney on EVERY subject.

    Hyperbolic? You say? Just one example, a statement like this . . .
    “The depth of their devotion, the steel of their resolve, and the purity of their patriotism has no equal in human history” is palpable nonsense. Uh, yes it does. Countless times over for millennia.

    Here is how a real President honors those who have given the last full measure of devotion . . .

    https://www.romper.com/p/8-memorial-day-quotes-from-barack-obama-because-he-truly-understood-remembrance-9210397

    The difference between these two could not be more stark. One has a real understanding of the human condition, loss and sacrifice and one does not. One has empathy and one does not. One is a self-serving huckster and one is not.

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      1. I doubt he wrote it. And I do not hold that against him. My son is a professional speech writer (current project for Bill Gates) and I know from him how few of such speeches and statements are actually the direct product of the speaker. However, a dumb or ugly statement brings disrepute to the speaker in at least two ways . . .

        1. Inability to attract talented individuals. JFK had Ted Sorenson. Trump had Stephen Miller.
        2. Inability to identify garbage when presented to him.

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    1. Created in 1868?

      A bit of cultural appropriation, it was taken from Decoration Day which had been celebrated in the South since during the War of Northern Aggression.

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        1. A bit of both.

          Memorial Day was preceded by the Confederate Decoration Day, which was first celebrated in Columbus Mississippi while the war was still in progress.

          Last year, had you looked at those same sources they would have told you that, but in these days of cancel culture and revisionist history purging the Confederacy from memory, those articles have changed,

          So, naturally, I had to refer to the conflict from the Confederate perspective.

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          1. “Cancel culture” or more accurate history?

            The purpose of Memorial Day is to honor fallen patriots, not traitors. Whatever may have been done in some village in Mississippi durring the insurrection does not rightly belong in the history of honoring patriots.

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          2. If you believe that you do not understand patriotism or honor.

            Revisionist history notwithstanding, most of the soldiers who died fighting for the South owned no slaves and were fighting for their country, which at the time, was their state.

            That you see it differently now 170 years later does not make their service any less noble or that loss any less tragic to those who loved them, which was what Decoration Day was about,
            Decoration day began in Mississippi but it was widespread in the South and in the North before Memorial day supplanted it.

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          3. Of course most of the soldiers in the Confederate Army did not own slaves. Those who fight wars are not the same ones who start them.

            It would not take a lot of effort to pull the timeworn “Goring” of accusing those who disagree with war of being unpatriotic. And in the day of slow travel and even slower news availability, even easier. Throw in the plantation “warlords” and you had a plutocracy that ran the South putting the future common foot soldier in a no win position. Don’t join the Confederacy and be a traitor, or join and die fighting to ensure the survival of slavery.

            After about a year, the Confederacy start conscription since getting soldier to die for a trumped up cause is not easy.

            All the secession declarations made it clear that the threat to slavery was the primary cause of the effort to tear our country apart.

            “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery– the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin.” Mississippi Declaration of Secession

            Nothing to do with patriotism or honor and all to do with commerce and forced labor.

            The “Lost Cause” was the revision and ultimate Gaslighting before the term was popular.

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          4. True, there were complexities. But slavery aside, there was no issue important enough to rip the nation apart.

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          5. I understand “patriotism” and “honor” very well, thank you very much.
            Given your undying support for your Mar-a-lago Mussolini, it is pretty obvious that you do not.

            Unlike you, I have not been duped by Lost Cause “fake” history.

            There was no “honor” in defending slavery.
            Patriotism to be honored by THIS country is based on loyalty to THIS country.

            There were plenty of people in the secessionist states who understood both of those truths. THEY are the ones who should be honored. More than 100,000 of them took up arms to suppress the treason.

            Here, learn a little bit about actual history and, in the process, something about the movement that you champion.

            https://www.publicbooks.org/big-picture-confederate-revisionist-history/

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          6. Revising history to include ALL aspects of it is NOT revisionist; it is a correction over time based on facts and that a lot of people did NOT have their story told in historical studies.

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          1. “Sort of depends on your point of view.”

            Uh, no it doesn’t. That is pure “Lost Cause” malarkey.
            The Confederacy decided on war. Not the Union.
            Putting down violent insurrection is not “aggression.”

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          2. “I must have missed the part in history where the South invaded the North to start the war.”

            Uh, cute. But the history is clear.
            The Confederates started the war and its stated purpose was to preserve slavery.

            No patriotism or honor in sight.

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          3. Because you say so?

            The South wanted to go its own way, It did not want to overthrow the government, so there was no Civil War.

            The Southern States no longer wanted to be in the Union. Whether they could have left or not should have been determined in court, not by a war of conquest that took 600,000 American lives.

            Lincoln provoked the war because he feared losing in court.

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          4. Sure there is

            For example, the South named battles after the nearest body of water, the North named them for the nearest county seat. That’s why the Battle of Bull Run is also called the battle
            of Manassas .

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          5. Lincoln provoked the war?

            Silly – very silly – bullshit.

            The secessions began in December 1860, months before Lincoln became President. Lincoln’s rhetoric before and after the election was conciliatory and without threats or intention to abolish slavery. The Republican position, however, was no more extension of slavery to new states and it was THAT which the Southerners could not accept out of some nebulous fear that someday slavery would be stricken from the Consitution.

            And, of course, there is the unassailable fact that you cannot spin away – it was the Confederate traitors who first resorted to war to break the impasse.

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          6. Yes, secession began in 1860, but it remained a matter to be resolved by the courts until the North sent ships to reenforce and resupply Ft Sumpter, an act of war.

            Ft Sumpter, in case you forgot, was in South Carolina.

            Lincoln knew that was unacceptable, would you tolerate someone bring guns to squatters who were refusing to leave your guest room?

            Lincoln pushed the beginning of the war because he feared losing in court. He probably didn’t expect the South to resist long enough for 600,000 to die, but when you start a war it rarely goes as planned.

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          7. Sending supplies to an existing federal installation is NOT an act of war.
            Firing cannons at an existing federal installation is. Duh!

            And, as you probably know but it does not fit your silly narrative so you stay mum, South Carolina had formally ceded Ft Sumter to the United States in 1836. However inconvenient for the traitors, Fort Sumter was part of the United States.

            And, as you probably know but it does not fit your silly narrative so you stay mum, Confederate forces had already fired on a Union merchant ship two months before Lincoln took office. But HE provoked the war. Laughable nonsense.

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          8. You want to argue legalities instead of merely accepting the undeniable fact – The Confederacy started the war. But, since it is legalities you want to argue about, whatever the status of South Carolina, Fort Sumter had been formally ceded to the United States 25 years earlier. Do you have to give up your house 25 years after you bought it because the seller changed his mind?

            Your questions about Britain beg the question. You assume the Confederacy was another country. It wasn’t. And the traitors learned that lesson the hard way after THEY turned it into a shooting dispute with acts of war.

            Southern culture being based on slavery has always been one of racism, illiteracy, overweening pride and violence. That was still the case when I was a boy in Georgia. It still is. Confederates have become Trumpkins. And so it goes.

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          9. Whether South Carolina was its own country was the “legality” in question, and it could have been settled without 600,000 deaths and the economic ruin of much of the country.

            Legalities are nearly always preferable to hostilities.

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          10. “Legalities are nearly always preferable to hostilities.”

            Yes, indeed. Which raises the obvious question – why did the Confederates resort to war to try to protect slavery?

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          11. War was brought to them?

            Well, your stubborn denial of well-documented reality is a lesson in the kind of intellect that one needs to be a diehard Trump supporter.

            Lincoln made it clear in his inaugural address that he did not want war but that he would not allow federal property to fall into the hands of the insurrectionists. From that address . . .
            “Acts of violence, within any State or States, against the authority of the United States, are insurrectionary or revolutionary.” and “The power confided to me, will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government.”

            He gave them the choice and they chose war.

            You keep referring to courts. I am willing to be educated. What courts/case are you referring to? I have looked and find no relevant case pending when the Confederates decided to start the war. And are you claiming that should Confederates have lost in some court, the insurrection would have ended? That seems a mighty stretch. And, BTW, secession is not addressed in the Constitution and was ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS in 1869.

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          12. So, if you use force to drive an armed intruder from your home, it is you who chose war?

            Would the South have accepted a ruling against them in court? I guess we’ll never know since Lincoln never challenged their secession in court and chose to conquer the South instead.

            It doesn’t concern you at all that Lincoln never even tried the legal process? The South could not bring the case as having left the Union had no access to the court.

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          13. This discussion – as always on this subject – is pointless. Except that it demonstrates yet again for all to see the mentality of people who hate America and therefore support Trump. Our greatest national hero – the martyred President whose leadership and courage saved the nation – is a villain to you. And the slavery-defending traitors who precipitated the crisis and started the war are the innocent victims of a cruel aggressor. Kind of reminds me that the traitors, insurrectionists and criminals who tried to overthrow our government this year were mere “tresspassers.”

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          14. “. . . both points of view are presented is hatred of America?”

            Bogus defenses of the violent traitors of both 1861 and 2021 is what displays a hatred of America.

            There may well be “both points of view” on matters of opinion, but not on matters of fact. It is a matter of fact that the Southerners provoked the crisis over the issue of slavery. It is a matter of fact that Southerners were the first to try to resolve the crisis they had created by acts of war. You can have any opinion you want, you do not get your own facts.

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          15. Baloney.

            The South wanted to go its way in peace.

            Note that the continuation of slavery was still immoral but the South did not want war with the North, it simply wanted to go its own way, even if that way was wrong.

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          16. Baloney.

            You can do your tap dance until you turn blue. Firing cannons at other people is not how you simply go in peace. It is how you turn a crisis into a civil war.

            I will stipulate that Lincoln was going to defend the Union no matter what it took. But he was playing for time in the HOPE that cooler heads in the South would prevail. There were plenty of them. More than 100,000 took up arms for the Union. Jefferson Davis FEARED that cooler heads would prevail over time and that seems to have been the reason for his decision to start the armed hostilities.

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          17. “Oh, it was Jefferson Davis who ordered the resupply and reinforcement of Ft Sumpter.”

            Uh, why would he do that? Fort Sumter was ceded to the United States government by the SC Legislature 25 years earlier. But, he certainly should have provided supplies instead of trying to starve out the rightful owners. Such a gesture might have avoided war. Firing those cannons instead started one. And that was the deliberate choice of the traitor government. Stupid? Sure. But that is what they did.

            BTW, it is Sumter NOT Sumpter.

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    2. You are right Mr. Murphy. One former president is a huckster- OBAMA. As a veteran, I have heard much hyperbolic baloney, as you call it, over the years. Nearly all of it comes from the Left; you have to be delusional to think that your guy Obama had empathy for men and women in the military. That must surely be why he divulged the name of the unit that killed Bin Laden. Made it easy for the Taliban to get revenge don’t you think! Ask the families of Seal Team 6 what they went through after your guy did that.

      Cut back on the mushrooms and stop sniffing the glue perhaps then you may actually come up with a coherent thought,

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      1. Uh, thanks for you suggestions?

        Obama is 1000x the human being of your Dear Leader by every dimension. Especially with respect to empathy – the ability to understand and feel what other people are feeling.

        BTW, you should get your “alternative facts” straight. The story is supposed to be that Biden revealed the role of the Seal Team Six and got them killed. Biden – not Obama. Of course, that story is FALSE – almost all such stories emerging from the “conservative” cesspool media are.

        https://tinyurl.com/smxbf7j7

        In short, you are spreading dumb and proven LIES. Are you a liar or have you been duped? I assume that you have been duped. In either case, you should stop.

        Here is another fact I will bet someone like you does not know – Trump lost the 2020 election BIGLY. America rejected hatred, extremism and LIES.

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