President Trump spoke of the difficult task of writing letters to the parents of dead young soldiers, describing it as “devastating.”
The president said so in a speech at the White House on Oct. 7, signing the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, and mentioned the scenarios of war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria where soldiers are victims of explosive mines and snipers.
He also said that he writes each of the letters in a personalized way because each person is different, but in any case it was a difficult task, considering the impact it implied for the families that were no longer the same from that moment on.
President Trump: "I have to sign letters often to parents of young soldiers that were killed and it's the hardest thing I have to do in this job."
"I hate it. I hate it." pic.twitter.com/XNNWsPSioh
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 7, 2019
The president spoke of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, saying the army “is not a police force” and that it is time to let others take care of protecting their “neighborhood” in the Middle East, the Washington Times quoted.
“The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE…” declared President Trump in a tweet on Wednesday morning.
In another of his messages, the president noted that his country sent troops based on falsehoods such as the existence of weapons of mass destruction, so now soldiers must return home.
“… IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. We went to war under a false and now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. There were NONE! Now we are slowly and carefully bringing our great soldiers and military home. Our focus is on the BIG PICTURE! THE USA IS GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE,” he concluded in the following tweet.