President Trump spends Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago

Kristopher Drake
November 24, 2017

Speaking to five branches of the military serving overseas via satellite from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump highlighted how the U.S. military is "really winning" since he took office.

Before he could sit down at a scrumptious meal with all the Thanksgiving trimmings with his family at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, he spent most of his time doing presidential duties.

Mary Tulko, a home health care aide who lives in Lake Worth, said she plans to show her support whenever Trump visits. We said, 'Go ahead; we're going to fight to win.' We're not fighting anymore to just walk around.

President Trump will also take time from his holiday to thank troops serving overseas Thursday, calling members of the military in Afghanistan, Iraq, on the USS Monterey, and in Turkey and Bahrain, the White House said. "Unemployment is the lowest its been in 17 years".

The remarks were unusually political for an American president's Thanksgiving address to troops but perfectly in line with Trump's penchant for making such statements to nonpolitical public servants. "We really do. We love you", Trump said.

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Donald Trump and his son Barron with Drumstick the Turkey

Using the occasion to pat himself on the back, Trump told deployed military members via a video conference that they've achieved more progress in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State group under his watch than had been made in years of the previous administration.

"We're being talked about again as an armed forces. But we have to let you win", Trump said. "They said, 'Well, it wins every time because the enemy can not see it, even if it's right next to it, '" Trump recounted, prompting laughs. They were letting you play even. Everybody in this country is watching and they are seeing positive reports for a change. "We're letting you win".

Among the equipment admired by Trump is the F-35 stealth fighter jet, which he recalled asking "Air Force guys" about once.

The Thanksgiving message was delivered by Trump from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida over an internet connection to military men and women stationed near Kabul.

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