Katie Couric: I’m ‘Getting Whiplash’ From Trump’s Afghanistan Speech


Former Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric tweeted Monday night that she was "getting whiplash" during President Donald Trump's speech on U.S. operations in Afghanistan.

Trump delivered a prime-time address to the nation about his strategy for the war in Afghanistan on Monday. Before he described the newly reevaluated strategy, Trump spoke about the importance of national unity, and how when one part of America is hurting, all of America is hurting.

"The soldier understands what we as a nation too often forget, that a wound inflicted upon a single member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all," Trump said. "When one part of America hurts, we all hurt. And when one citizen suffers an injustice, we all suffer together. Loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. Love for America requires love for all of its people."

Couric tweeted during the speech that she was getting whiplash from Trump's views on "hate" and "division."

Couric appeared to reference Trump's comments the week prior regarding the protests in Charlottesville, Va. when he said there were good people on both sides.

Chris Cilliza, editor-at-large for CNN politics, also believed Trump's opening comments were in reference to Charlottesville.

Other media figures criticized Trump's speech for his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan.

Breitbart News also responded less than positively to Trump's Afghanistan strategy. Breitbart is headed by Steve Bannon, who was Trump's chief strategist until he was let go last week.

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Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at kugle@freebeacon.com.

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