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While Dems Were Showboating on the Debate Stage, Trump Paid a Visit to Little-Known US Base

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On Wednesday night, 10 Democratic presidential contenders stood on a stage and competed to see who could promise the most free stuff, ensure unborn babies will still be killed and characterize “profits” as America’s nemesis.

If you missed most of that dumpster fire because you had more important things to do, you weren’t the only one.

Although President Donald Trump checked into the debate later — long enough to call it “BORING!” — he first took the time to do something exceptionally meaningful.

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During a trip to Japan for the G20 Summit, Air Force One made a refueling stop in Anchorage, Alaska.

But instead of staying on the plane and watching New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker give former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke the stink eye for speaking Spanish first, Trump did something awesomely patriotic.

You see, there’s a little-known U.S. military base called Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

And after his plane landed, Trump took the time to make sure members of the military stationed there knew how grateful he was for their service.

While Trump walked down the steps of Air Force One, he waved to the troops, as the White House media pool noted.

The president then pointed out that the debate had just started.

“I had my choice between you and them and I chose you,” he said.

Trump’s stop was a meaningful gesture and one that will make a deep impact on those troops who were able to shake their commander in chief’s hand.

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There were no doubt teams of people who could brief him later on the debate, but only Trump could encourage and greet our brave service members as the president and leader of the free world.

Trump was convinced he knew how the debate would go anyway.

“I think they all are going to do very poorly,” he said.

Trump had previously expressed his lack of interest in the debate, saying it will be “very boring” to watch.

“I’m going to watch it because I have to. That’s part of my life,” Trump told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday, as Politico noted.

“Do I want to watch it? Do I want to watch these people? It’s a very unexciting group of people,” Trump said of the Democratic contenders.

If Trump was skeptical before Wednesday’s debate, it’s unlikely anything happened last night that will change his mind about Thursday night’s showdown.

The Thursday night lineup includes the two names who are consistently polling the highest —  former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Also on the card are South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, self-help guru Marianne Williamson and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

Thursday’s debate will again start at 9:00 p.m. ET.

It will have the same moderators as Wednesday’s event — Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Rachel Maddow, Jose Diaz-Balart and Chuck Todd.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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South Carolina
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Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
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