The American people elected Donald Trump to rebuild the American military and restore our allies’ respect while instilling fear in America’s enemies.
No one in Washington, D.C. expected President Trump to move so fast on that front.
And now Donald Trump gave the military one command that Barack Obama never would have.
One of the low moments of the Obama administration came in 2016 when Iranian military boats descended on stranded Navy patrol boats, boarded the vessels, and forced American sailors to their knees at gun point.
Since that time Iranian gun boats felt free to harass oil tankers and other ships in the Persian Gulf.
That all changed on Wednesday when President Trump announced he changed the rules of engagement by giving the Navy an order to obliterate any Iranian gun boats that harassed American ships.
I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2020
Iran suffered one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world.
But now they appear to be descending from their peak while America’s cases are peaking and beginning to plateau.
Some adversaries could see the pandemic as a time to act up and challenge America because they believe the United States and other nations are pinned down dealing with the pandemic that they cannot possibly respond to any provocations.
Donald Trump made it clear that most definitely not the case with his Tweet and statement during the White House press briefing that the American military was operating at full 100 percent capacity.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.