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Trump Eats Lunch with Common Troops While Visiting South Korea

Posted: November 11, 2017 at 5:53 am   /   by

In a perfect example of a story that was not covered by the mainstream media, President Donald Trump chose to forgo lunch with military leaders on his Tuesday trip to the South Korea, choosing rather to sit down and enjoy a meal with U.S. and South Korean troops.

Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in joined 108 servicemen and women, including over a dozen South Koreans, for Taco Tuesday at Camp Humphreys during his visit to South Korea, according to Stars and Stripes.

In a statement from the White House, Trump mentioned the incident:

I had a choice of having a beautiful, very fancy lunch, and I said, no, I want to eat with the troops.  And we ate with the troops.  And it was good eating.  It was good eating.  And I tell you, they’ve done a terrific job.  Very impressive.

Pvt. Merion Holmes, 21, of Georgetown, South Carolina, said he was honored to see Trump in an interview with Stars and Stripes after the meal.

He said he’d rather eat with the troops than at a fancy restaurant. It made me feel like he cared.

Sgt. Jerrell Knight of Atlanta, the man who was seated next to the President while they ate, later revealed to Stars and Stripes his nervousness when he found out he would be seated next to the president.

I get to meet my commander in chief, my boss. It’s pretty overwhelming to be right next to the president.

Knight said the president spoke about the U.S.-South Korean alliance and the need for a solution to the North Korean problem. He said Trump thanked him for his service and shook his hand.

In a video posted to Twitter, the president told the troops he was honored to be with them. There was a total media blackout on this, but imagine if this had been Obama? The media reported ad nosuium about him dancing the tango in Cuba, but when a President uncharacteristically sits down with the common troops for a meal, no coverage of it at all. It says all you need to about the mainstream media.

 

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Joseph was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He received a Master's in U.S. history, with an emphasis on American constitutionalism from the UA, with a minor in Aerospace Mechanical Engineering. He took a job right out of college as a financial advisor, then switched career paths to teaching History at Pima Community College, while tutoring mathematics on the side. He also writes op-eds for the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson's largest newspaper, and has recently begun a new, live, calling radio show Common Sense heard every Saturday at 1 p.m. on 1030 AM KVOI, The Voice. He has a passion for politics and debate, believing that, we the people, must converse with each other about ideas and become engaged in the political formative process, as opposed to simply reacting to what government does. His ideological emphasis, in which he believes everyone can find common ground, is natural rights philosophy.
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Trump Eats Lunch with Common Troops While Visiting South Korea