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In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'
From Reuters - November 23, 2017

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for something real, including a stock market at record highs and his promised big, beautiful fat tax cuts.

Speaking in a live video teleconference from Palm Beach, Florida, with military personnel serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, Trump told them they were very, very special people.

He called troops in Afghanistan brave, incredible fighters who had turned it around in the past three to four months.

We opened it up; we said go ahead, were going to fight to win, he said. Were not fighting any more to just walk around, we are fighting to win.

Trump said the Marines were inflicting defeat after defeat on Islamic State, and again credited his change of approach compared to that of the Obama administration.

They werent letting you win before; they were letting you break even. ... They werent letting you win, he said.

Trump told the troops they could look forward at home to the benefits of big, beautiful fat tax cuts, a stock market at record highs, jobs and economic growth.

Were doing well at home, the economy is doing great, Trump said. Youre fighting for something real, youre fighting for something good.

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