(RepublicanNews.org) – President Donald Trump has not conceded the 2020 presidential election to former Vice President Joe Biden. Nevertheless, he plans to depart Washington, DC, on the morning of January 20.
The president reportedly hoped for a military-style send-off, including either a 21-gun salute or a military parade. However, two senior defense officials told reporters that Pentagon officials denied those requests.
No reasons were given, and it seems odd that officials would not comply with the request considering President Trump’s record on defense. As Vice President Pence noted over the weekend, the Trump administration successfully pushed for the largest defense spending increases in decades.
I couldn't be more proud to report, we’ve rebuilt our military, restored the arsenal of democracy, and enacted the largest increases in our National Defense since the days of Ronald Reagan. pic.twitter.com/bnTYKSbQ5C
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 17, 2021
Other noteworthy achievements include, but aren’t limited to:
- Creation of the US Space Force;
- Securing three pay raises for armed services members;
- Modernizing missile defense systems and nuclear forces; and
- Signing a nearly $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, the largest arms deal in history.
No one has been better at national defense than President Trump. As he’s pointed out repeatedly, when he took office, the military didn’t even have ammunition. No president should have to confront that kind of issue on their first day in office as he did.
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