President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops to air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s call was made from his private Mar-a-Lago club as he spoke with members of all five branches of the military to wish them happy holidays. Trump said, “It’s a disgrace” regarding judges who have blocked his attempts to overhaul U.S. immigration law. The President also threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines Mexico has lost “control” on its side.
President Trump also told the officers that the country is doing exceptionally well on his watch. “I hope that you’ll take solace in knowing that all of the American families you hold so close to your heart are all doing well,” he said. “The nation’s doing well economically, better than anybody in the world.” He later told reporters “nobody’s done more for the military than me.” When asked what he was thankful for this Thanksgiving, Trump cited his “great family,” but then added “I made a tremendous difference in this country.”
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