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Offline Omni

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #5340 on: November 29, 2019, 12:37:14 pm »
Why would he need to suck up to the military? His support among the troops is strong!

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2018/10/15/support-for-trump-is-fading-among-active-duty-troops-new-poll-shows/
President Donald Trumpís approval rating among active-duty military personnel has slipped over the last two years...About 44 percent of troops had a favorable view of Trumpís presidency, the poll showed, compared to 43 percent who disapproved....a gradual decline in troopsí support of Trump since he was elected in fall 2016, when a similar Military Times poll showed that 46 percent of troops approved of Trump compared to 37 percent who disapproved. That nine-point margin of support now appears gone.

Oh.

(And that poll was done last year, before the whole "Withdraw from Syria/protect the oil" policy was enacted. )

I suppose the rank and file approve because they have to. The higher ups though (secretary of the Navy for instance) not so much. Decisions such as deserting the Kurds in Syria, and now possibly the Afghans who fought alongside US troops while he tries to make "a deal" with the Taliban, have been heavily criticized.

And I'm just hearing that the Taliban have basically thumbed their nose at Trump saying that any negotiations must begin exactly where they broke down last time. I'd be getting nervous if I was an Afghan soldier.
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