President Trump spoke with American service members stationed in Japan this Memorial Day; jokingly telling the troops he’s jealous of First Lady Melania Trump’s media coverage during their state visit to the country.
“I want to thank you, Melania. You’ve been really the talk of Japan. They’re not covering me, I’m a little bit upset with her right now. No, they love you in Japan, honey, and we appreciate it very much,” said the President.
President Trump speaks to troops aboard the USS Wasp in Yokosuka, Japan: "I want to thank you, Melania. You've been really the talk of Japan. They're not covering me, I'm a little bit upset with her right now. No, they love you in Japan, honey, and we appreciate it very much." pic.twitter.com/vyDHFqfxmp
— The Hill (@thehill) May 28, 2019
President Trump arrived in Japan over the weekend for an official state visit; meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following North Korea’s latest missile tests. The two leaders played a round of golf, ate double-hamburgers, enjoyed ring-side seats at a traditional Sumo wrestling match, then ate a late-dinner of Japanese barbecue.
The President’s visit comes after a new report that showed the Commander-in-Chief with a “formidable” advantage heading into the 2020 election.
President Trump is now projected to win the 2020 race for the White House by three different election models; with experts saying he has a “formidable” advantage against any potential Democratic opponent.
“Steven Rattner, who served as counselor to the Treasury secretary in the Obama administration and worked on the auto industry bailouts, explained in his piece that three separate projection models currently point to a win for Trump,” reports Fox News.
“One model by Ray Fair, a professor at Yale, projects Trump’s 2020 vote share as high as 56 percent given the economic boom, but that does not account for voters’ issues with the president’s personality,” adds the author.
The projection comes as former Vice President Joe Biden extends his lead as the Democratic frontrunner heading into 2020.
President Trump unloaded on Biden last Monday saying Barack Obama “took him off the trash heap” during the 2008 race for the White House.
CASE CLOSED: Military Says ‘NOTHING IMPROPER’ About Pro-Trump Troops
The United States Air Force Command in Europe confirmed Thursday night that there was “nothing improper” about President Trump signing his signature ‘MAGA’ hat during his international trip this week; saying the move was “not in violation of military rules.”
“U.S. Air Forces Europe said troops holding ‘Make America Great Again’ hats during President Donald Trump’s visit Thursday to Ramstein Air Base were not in violation of military rules that prohibit taking part in partisan activities while in uniform,” writes Military.com.
Air Force: Nothing Improper with Airmen's Pro-Trump Merchandise at Ramstein https://t.co/3OD9sKmrj3
— Military.com (@Militarydotcom) December 28, 2018
“There is no rule against Airmen bringing personal items to be signed by the president,” USAFE said in a statement.
Read the full story at Military.com.
'USA! USA!': President Trump Gets 'HUGE' Reception by US Troops in Iraq
President Trump touched-down in Iraq this week to greet US soldiers during the Christmas holiday; speaking to a packed crowd of service men and women before holding high-level talks with military leadership.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted footage of the Commander-in-Chief addressing the American troops during his three hour visit on social media Wednesday, when the crowd broke out into a touching “USA” chant as Trump took the stage.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) December 26, 2018
The president’s visit comes just days after he announced the withdrawal of American troops from civil-war torn Syria; saying the US mission to destroy ISIS in the region was accomplished.