President Donald Trump began his rally in Claremont, New Hampshire on Saturday honoring veterans and their families in commemoration of Veterans Day.
“Let’s express our eternal gratitude to every veteran in this room—and every proud veteran across the great state of New Hampshire,” Trump began his speech.
Trump also honored several Gold Star family members of the servicemen who had been tragically killed during the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
A total of 13 U.S. service members and 170 Afghan civilians were killed during a bombing attack outside the Kabul Airport on Aug. 26, 2021 during the mismanaged withdrawal.
When the troops’ bodies were later brought back, Biden repeatedly kept checking his watch while paying respects, per a report RSBN, which many of the Gold Star families called “disrespectful.”
During his speech to residents of the Granite State on Saturday, Trump promised that veterans “will once again have the loyalty, the respect, and the support they earned and so dearly deserve” should he return to the White House.
Trump also touted his record of helping veterans as president, citing the Veterans Accountability Act and VA Choice, as evidence of such.
“After years of scandal, betrayal, and neglect under the Obama-Biden administration, I signed the VA Accountability Act—allowing us to tell the sadists who mistreated our veterans, ‘You’re fired,'” said Trump.
“I also signed VA Choice and made it permanent so that veterans can get medical care at the private healthcare provider of their CHOICE,” Trump noted.
He added, “Under the Trump administration, we lived by the motto, ‘PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT,’ and there is no more solemn pledge than a promise to American veterans.”