By Robert Spencer The Washington PostDonald Trump Jr. and his father, the late President Donald Trump, were in a new era of “woke-up to a new world” when they went to the White House to meet with the families of slain soldiers and officers during the Vietnam War, a source close to the President said.
In a speech at a veterans memorial on Sunday, President Donald J. Trump said the country is stronger for their sacrifice and their sacrifice helped shape America.
The President’s son said his father is the only person he has ever known who never thought of himself as a military hero and never thought that he should take the risks required to win a war.
“I have been to war, I have seen wars, I’ve heard the stories, and I know what it’s like,” Donald Trump Jr., 26, said.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen the military in such pain and destruction, and the only people that are truly going to be able to heal it is the veterans.”
“I’ve always been a big fan of the military, and this is a great time to be a military veteran,” Donald Jr. said, referring to his father’s presidency.
“And I’m proud to be one of them.”
The President and his eldest son have often shared stories about the military and the sacrifices made by those serving in the military.
In December, they attended a White House vigil honoring the soldiers who died in Afghanistan.
During a news conference after the ceremony, President Trump said that the families were told they would meet with Trump Jr and his dad at the White, Rose Garden.
“The day is finally here,” he said.
He added, “I can tell you right now, I am a proud American.
This country is a big, big, family.
This is not a country that is going to allow its sons and daughters to be killed in the streets.”
They are patriots, they are good Americans, they do a great job.
“The first family is expected to attend the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Sunday morning.
The military veteran father and son had been invited to the event to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers.
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