President Trump claims administration is helping environment

Pat Wise
July 11, 2019

It shows high levels of support from veterans on a range of Trump's policies, from border security to his dealings with North Korea, NATO and Russian Federation, even as opinion tilts negative among Americans overall.

Last year, Mr Trump said he didn't believe a report from his own government warning of massive economic losses if carbon emissions continue to feed climate change unchecked. Do to them what they do to you.

A Pew survey of more than 1,000 US adults, conducted at about the same time, found only 41% of Americans approved of Trump as commander in chief. He said the United States was a leader in providing clean drinking water, had slashed air pollution and was cutting carbon emissions while bolstering industry and reducing regulation.

According to the Pew survey, veterans were almost split on whether the president pays enough attention to the advice of senior military leaders.

But there were signs of strain heading into the 2020 election. The nonveteran public has similar views, Pew found.

Additionally, Republican veterans "are significantly more likely than Democrats to say the Syrian campaign has been worth it (54% vs. 25%)", the report states.

Environmentalists said many pollution numbers will turn back up because of the Trump administration's deregulation of polluting industries like oil, gas and coal. John McCain of Arizona, a prisoner of war in Vietnam, for being captured by the enemy.

"From day one, my administration has made it a top priority to ensure America has the cleanest air and water in the planet", Mr Trump said to conservative advocates. The findings come amid signs of leadership turmoil at the Pentagon, including the sudden resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last December.

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But Hyatt agrees wholeheartedly with Trump's positions.

The Pew survey found 58% approve of Trump's decision to send troops to the border with Mexico to help deal with migrants trying to cross into the U.S. Majorities also were supportive of Trump's handling of North Korea, Russia and NATO allies. Only 15% of veterans strongly approved of a Space Force, which must still be approved by Congress. The plan, which has drawn congressional skepticism, was scaled down due to questions about need and potential costs.

Trump kept tweeting about Home Depot after the first two-part tweet. That's particularly concerning for a military veteran, she said, given that they know what's at stake in combat.

The general public's views are almost identical: 62% of Americans overall say the Iraq war was not worth it, while 32% say it was; 59% of the public says the war in Afghanistan was not worth fighting, less than 40% say it was.

As to military engagement in Syria, 42% of veterans said it has been worthwhile for the US, while 55% said it has not.

"The weirdest part about it is the White House knows who I am ... yet I am intentionally kept out", said Loomer, who is now suing Twitter over her ban from the site for hateful conduct after criticizing U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar and her Muslim faith.

The survey, by the Pew Research center, polled more than 1,200 veterans between May 14 and June 3, and has a margin of error of plus/minus 3.9 percentage points.

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