Before speaking on Afghanistan tonight, President Trump talked about the importance of a united America, following the controversy last week over his Charlottesville remarks.
A week after the President talked about blame on “both sides” for what happened in Charlottesville, he offered this message tonight:
“The men and women of our military operate as one team, with one shared mission, and one shared sense of purpose. They transcend every line of race, ethnicity, creed, and color to serve together and sacrifice together in absolutely perfect cohesion. That is because all service members are brothers and sisters. They’re all part of the same family. It’s called the American family… Loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. Love for America requires love for all of its people. When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry, and no tolerance for hate. The young men and women we send to fight our wars abroad deserve to return to a country that is not at war with itself at home. We cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we are not at peace with each other.”
The President talked about America finding “the courage to heal our divisions within,” saying that when the men and women serving this country return home, they should “find a country that has renewed the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that unite us together as one.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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