The military is usually supportive of the president, especially since the president serves as the military’s commander-in-chief.
But some presidents are undoubtedly better to the military than others.
Let’s take a look at five ways Trump has helped the military since his first election.
This will help us imagine how he’ll continue to help our brave troops over his next term...
Progress in the Middle East
First and foremost, it’s clear that Trump has assisted the military by getting actual results in terms of progress in the Middle East.
ISIS, one of the biggest Islamic terrorist groups in the world, has been crushed in both Syria and Iraq, and the group has lost most of the territory at once held in the Middle East.
This is only good news for our military, since it helps to restore morale and will ensure that our fighting forces can return home sooner rather than later.
Boosted NATO Contributions
Historically, the United States has footed the bill for most of NATO’s defense costs.
NATO (which is short for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is essentially a collection of democracies who have agreed to band together for the common defense against foes like Russia and China.
But the US has paid far more than the other member countries for most of the organization’s history.
That all changed with President Trump.
As of this writing, 25 NATO nations have announced that they will boost their contributions.
Even Romania, for instance, will spend 2% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on national defense going forward.
The Trump administration has also made great strides in another area by signing Veterans Affairs accountability legislation.
In a nutshell, this new legislation will allow senior officials in VA offices to fire employees that mistreat their clients.
This is excellent in terms of protecting our most vulnerable veterans.
Furthermore, the legislation establishes safeguards so that whistleblowers don’t have to worry about being targeted when they sound the alarm about unsafe or unfair practices.
This legislation actually drew bipartisan support when it passed Congress, proving Trump’s ability to be a mediator and peacemaker between the parties
More Military Spending
Although the military is undoubtedly happy to be fighting less in the Middle East, it can always use more money.
The Trump administration has resulted in a slight increase to the military budget.
Though it’s nowhere near where it was when Obama first entered the White House, there’s still been a marked improvement in terms of military budget allowances.
This allows the military to spend money protecting our brave men and women who are overseas.
This is undoubtedly a great thing, especially since that military spending goes partially toward greater salaries for our troops.
Fewer Overseas Troops
All of these improvements point to one undeniable development: Trump has scaled back our military's presence in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
More and more of our armed forces are returning home, and they have Trump to thank for it.
All in all, it’s clear that the military has benefited significantly from a Trump administration.
This all points to another excellent four years when Trump is re-elected in November!
Thank you for reading, stay strong patriots.
Trump 2020 Flag