Trump Tells Troops: ‘We're Working on Tax Cuts--Big, Fat, Beautiful Tax Cuts’

By Staff | November 25, 2017 | 9:48 AM EST

President Donald Trump in a Thanksgiving Day teleconference with U.S. forces stationed abroad. (Screen Capture)

( - President Donald Trump held a videoconference with a number of members of the U.S. armed forces stationed abroad and told them that the “economy is doing really great” and that he is working on “big, fat, beautiful tax cuts.”

“Now we're working on tax cuts--big, fat, beautiful tax cuts,” Trump said. “And hopefully we'll get that and then you're going to really see things happen.”

Among the units Trump spoke to in the teleconference were: the U.S. Army First Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne, which is deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan; a Marine Corps Special Operations unit; the Air Force’s 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, which is stationed at Incirlik, Turkey; sailors aboard the U.S.S. Monterey; and Coast Guard personnel aboard the Cutter Wrangell.

Here is an excerpt from Trump’s teleconference address:

“For each of you, I know it's hard to be away from home at this time of the year. We're doing well at home. The economy is doing really great. When you come back, you're going to see with the jobs and the companies coming back into our country and the stock market just hit a record high. Unemployment is the lowest it's been in 17 years. So you're fighting for something real, you're fighting for something good.

"A lot of things have happened with our country over the last very short period of time, and we’re really good – we’re really good. I especially like saying that companies are starting to come back. Now we're working on tax cuts -- big, fat, beautiful tax cuts. And hopefully we'll get that and then you're going to really see things happen.

"So as we give thanks for this holiday, I know I speak on behalf of all Americans when I say that we totally support you. In fact, we love you. We really do. We love you. And this is a thanksgiving that you won't forget. You're in a very different part of the world than you were used to, but, boy, are you doing a job there. And thank God for you. Thank God for you.

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