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Everyone Missed This Golden Nugget from President Trump’s Big Announcement Speech

He’s back and ready to rock and roll; at least, that’s what former President Donald Trump announced earlier this week.

Like many Americans, I watched The Don’s speech. While just about every mainstream media outlet has reported on some of the main highlights of the announcement, I decided to hone in on some of the tasty little morsels that didn’t get enough attention.

Trump’s quick quips add flavor to his speeches and make them worth watching. He touched on quite a bit on Tuesday, from the economy to the war in Ukraine; you name it, he hit on it.

But I’m not here to talk about any of that, it’s been done, and it’s Friday; let’s have a little more fun to slide into the weekend.

No, I’m here to talk about Mars, Star Wars, and mass executions of drug dealers.

Total Recall

Many pundits wondered why Trump would make his announcement this week so far out from primary season and with the Georgia Senate race still in play. I think it’s possible he timed it with the long-awaited Artemis I launch. Hear me out.

Trump announced that one of the endeavors he will clinch for the American people if he is President again is planting the American flag on our red celestial neighbor, Mars.

President Trump proclaimed:

“We will expand the frontiers of human knowledge and will extend the horizons of human achievement. And we will plant our beautiful flag very soon on the surface of Mars.”

I give a hat tip for channeling one of my Top 10 Presidents of all time, he might not be as smooth as JFK, but I like the boldness of his goals. This particular promise wasn’t new; back in 2019, he said at a July 4th event:

“…we’re going to be back on the moon very soon, and someday soon, we will plant the American flag on Mars.”

And that might happen given the successful launch of Artemis I on Wednesday. The original plan was for NASA to return to the moon in 2028, but Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence told them to kick it up a notch and get it done by 2024. 

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Memories of calmer times between two White House bros.

Star Wars

It’s been a busy few months, with experts warning that we may be closer to a nuclear apocalypse than we’ve ever been in history. The war in Ukraine has Russia and the United States engaged in an epic nuclear staring contest.

But don’t worry; Trump has a plan. Technically, he has another former President’s plan, just dusted off and repackaged. 

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From the playbook of another of my Top 10 Presidents of all time, Ronald Reagan, President Trump promised to build a defense shield to protect us from nuclear attacks.

More specifically, he said the shield will:

“…protect our people from the unthinkable threat of nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles, the United States must also build a state-of-the-art next generation missile defense shield – we need it.”

Again, you must give it to the man for sticking to the message. This was another throwback from 2019 when he released his updated missile defense plan, which, yes, included lasers:

“Our goal is simple. To ensure that we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime, anyplace.”

We spend billions and billions of taxpayer dollars on weapons for other countries; why not make it rain green for a refreshed Star Wars system?

What’s Good For Them Is Good For Us?

The fentanyl crisis has had me concerned since before it was cool to be worried about fentanyl. And the opioid epidemic in this country is also something that our government has yet to get a handle on.

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These drugs have taken the lives of countless Americans and destroyed families. President Trump takes the war on drugs to a new level, however, stating this week:

“We are going to be asking everyone who sells drugs, gets caught selling drugs, to receive the death penalty for their heinous acts.”

This statement alone was enough for me to spit out my evening coffee. Still, the story behind how he came up with this idea is really what fascinates me. He regaled us with a conversation he had with China’s President Xi.

Upon asking President Xi if he has a drug problem in China, the Chinese leader said no because they have “quick trials” and by the “end of the day, you’re executed.” Talk about a quick and speedy trial!

The best part was President Trump stating:

“That’s a terrible thing, but they have no drug problem.”

It’d be funny if it weren’t a bit scary for those of us fans of the Constitution. However, he does acknowledge that we might not be ready for that kind of government crackdown:

“I don’t even know if the American public is ready for it.”

Yeah, we should probably put a pin in that one.

Wait… What?

Barring my own personal political proclivities as a political commentator, I’m thrilled to have Trump in the mix again. Not that I’m ever without good material to write on daily, but sometimes it gets repetitive to rag on President Biden and Vice President Harris.

That gaffe-prone duo is always reliable for some cringe-worthy word salads. But Donald Trump’s bold pie-in-the-sky statements add flavor to my week.

As a 20-year Air Force combat veteran, my all-time favorite line from the former President was when he bragged:

“I’ve gone decades, decades, without a war, the first President to do it for that long a period.”

My husband and I both served and deployed in the 20-year war in Afghanistan looked at each other perplexed once he said that winner of a line. Could it be that the rules of time and space don’t apply to Donald Trump?

It’s all good, though; at least he knew what country he was in; I can’t say the same for the current Commander-in-Chief.

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Kathleen J. Anderson

USAF Retired, Bronze Star recipient, outspoken veteran advocate. Hot mess mom to two monsters and wife to equal parts Saint and Artist husband. Writer, lifelong conservative, lover of all things American History, and not-so-secret Ancient Aliens fanatic. Homeschool maven, Masters in Political Management, constitutionalist, and chock full of opinions.

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  • RNC Research:

    Biden, in remarks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, thanks "the prime minister for Colombia" for his "leadership as ASEAN chair."

    The ASEAN chair is the prime minister of Cambodia.

    And J. Marionette Brandon is the president of Democrazia & chairman of SNAFU.

  • President Trump continues to play the left and rinos like a violin virtuoso. I love it. The exchange between DeSantis and Trump, or anything else outside of the campaign rhetoric, seems a little staged. As much as Trump is proving himself to be the "teflon Don", DeSantis is showing those qualities as well. Just a little more subdued than DJT.
    Things to ponder in the near future as the nominations draw closer. Just sayin'.

  • The very reasons so many Establishment politicians are afraid--yes, actually afraid--of Trump is because he knows well the "System" and is our best chance of overturning that apple cart gravy train. For that reason alone, he is worthy of re-election.

  • His statement regarding wars was true as he did not get us involved in any new wars while in office. Afghanistan was a holdover from GWB. Trump brought many of our soldiers there home. What he didn't do is have a disastrous exit like Biden did.

    Another anti-war thing Trump did which he doesn't get nearly enough credit for is the Abrahamic Accords. First new Middle East peace deals in a generation.

  • By now it has been acknowledged that President Trump did not say that he was running in the 2024 race. He is however running for the Presidency of the Republic which currently has no president. Joe Biden is the current acting CEO of the CORPORATION of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This bankrupt Corporation hi-jacked the American government many years ago

  • Trump is a sociopath, and anyone paying attention to his spew is clueless.

    Drug addiction is a medical issue. De criminalization is the only thing that has worked anywhere. remove the money and the criminal element

    • Actually, decriminalization has been a DISASTER everywhere it was tried, resulting in MORE, not fewer drug addicted citizens and increased drug use.

    • Kudos to you William Stout. I agree with everything you said and have believed it for years. Also have believed Trump to be a sociopath since before he was elected.

  • Agree with 99% of this article. Problem with “It’d be funny if it weren’t a bit scary for those of us fans of the Constitution. However, he does acknowledge that we might not be ready for that kind of government crackdown” Re" Execution of drug dealers! Sorry, but THESE PEOPLE DO NOTHING FOR SOCIETY. they do it without regard for their victims and they are responsible for a lot more than JUST death & heartache for families of the morons taking drugs. I HAVE BEEN AN ADVOCATE OF THE DEATH PENALTY FOR THEM FOR YEARS

    • The legal system currently in place makes speedy trials/punishment IMPOSSIBLE, and therefore the death penalty is not that big a deterrent to would-be killers. "Automatic" appeals make the death penalty too expensive for most states. It costs MILLIONS to execute ONE murderer, thanks to this drawn-out appeals process. Most outlive their victims by DECADES before they are executed, if EVER. While we want protections in place to ensure that no innocent person is executed, the current system is HEAVILY weighted in favor of the criminals and needs to be fixed.

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