USA president lauds his administration's environmental record

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And a majority of those veterans approved of the president's dealings with North Korea, NATO allies and Russian Federation.

"If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off today than we were eight years ago or six years ago", he said. "They've been very good to me, also, I can tell you at the ballot box they were extremely good to me".

By contrast, just 41 percent of the US population as a whole approves or "approves strongly" of Mr. Trump's record as commander in chief.

Denouncing "a relentless war on American energy" under his predecessor, Barack Obama, Trump forcefully rejected "radical plans" in the struggle against climate change, which, he said, "would not make the world cleaner". But 45% said he doesn't listen enough to military leaders in making national security decisions. The nonveteran public has similar views, Pew found.

In general, veterans as a group are more likely to identify with or lean toward the Republican Party.

Turning Point USA keeps a list of college professors who it says discriminate against students with conservative views.

The White House not giving out an invitation to Facebook does not come as a surprise.

Hensley, however, said Trump is "wholly unfit" to be commander in chief.

Indeed, Trump himself has often used boycotts as a means of leverage.

But Hyatt agrees wholeheartedly with Trump's positions.

Marcus's support of Trump is not new.

The one area where a majority of veterans split with the president was on his push to create a new Space Force, with 53% of veterans disapproving of the move. The plan, which has drawn congressional skepticism, was scaled down due to questions about need and potential costs.

Facing a backlash, Home Depot sought to distance itself from billionaire co-founder Bernie Marcus after he pledged to back President Trump's bid for re-election in 2020. "Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!" he added. That's particularly concerning for a military veteran, she said, given that they know what's at stake in combat.

A large majority of veterans (58%) support the administration's policy of sending more troops to the U.S. -Mexico border to handle the immigration crisis, compared to just 47% of the general public approving this initiative.

"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.