US President Donald Trump continues to walk down a path that many believe is extreme and now in a new speech he has claimed that he would be moving ahead with plans that would pave way for “greatest military build-ups in American history”.
Trump was speaking on Friday in Washington during which he stated that he would make a massive budget request for one of the “greatest military build-ups in American history”. Trump talked about his plans to not only strengthen the US military but also initiatives such as tax reform and regulatory rollback. While his speech covered many bases, he didn’t dig deep into each of his initiatives.
Trump wants to upgrade the military in both offensive and defensive capabilities and said that he hopes that the military wouldn’t be required to use the upgraded capabilities.
“And, hopefully, we’ll never have to use it, but nobody is going to mess with us. Nobody. It will be one of the greatest military buildups in American history,” Trump said.
Trump also appealed to all those people who are on welfare to go and find work. He also pledged that he will be moving ahead with his plans of building a wall on the US-Mexican border and while all these statements are far from reality, he did manage to draw many rounds of applause from the large gathering of conservatives.
What we can see is that Trump’s speech had a heavy overtone on nationalism that focuses on promises to boost US economic growth by retooling international trade deals, cracking down on immigration and boosting energy production.