President of the US Donald Trump spoke via video conference from his Florida residence with soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait and on the USS Monterey guided missile cruiser at sea with the Fifth Fleet.
Trump, who is celebrating Thanksgiving Day with his family at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, told the troops that when they return to the US they would come home to a strong economy.
He also tweeted, HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well. Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years….! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
He praised the Coast Guard’s work in saving some 16,000 lives in Texas during Hurricane Harvey and in helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.