While the media paints President Trump as a racist, he is making the case to the American people that actions speak louder than words.
Trump has enacted policies that have significantly benefited minority communities, leading to the lowest unemployment rates for African Americans in history.
Now… Trump has made history yet again!
The president has nominated the first-ever black Airforce Chief of Staff: General Charles Q Brown Jr.
He would be the first black man in history to hold the position.
Attention mainstream media: this is the kind of story that should be getting national attention!
The president has received high praise for this nomination from military leaders.
Many have said that General Brown is of the highest caliber.
Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said: "He’s got fantastic operational experience. tends to be popular with his troops. People want to follow him — he doesn’t lead out of fear, he leads through the inspiration he brings to the table."
The New York Times has more details on the nomination and General Brown's impressive credentials:
The United States Air Force is set to have its first black service chief, Defense Department officials said on Monday.
General Charles Q. Brown Jr., known widely as C.Q., has been nominated as the next Air Force chief of staff, officials said.
If he is confirmed by the Senate, General Brown will become the rare African-American officer to sit on the elite Joint Chiefs of Staff. Previously, Colin L. Powell served as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff while an Army general.
General Brown, who is now the commander of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, is one of only two African-American four-star generals currently serving. He is a decorated fighter pilot with multiple combat tours in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
He would succeed General David L. Goldfein, who is expected to retire this year.
“The United States Air Force will be well served by the formidable talents of C.Q. Brown,” said Barbara Barrett, the Air Force secretary. “He has unmatched strategic vision and operational expertise. His leadership will be instrumental as the service continues to focus on the capabilities and talent we need to implement the National Defense Strategy.”
Trump has consistently said that he wants to nominate the best people for the job.
Whether it's a Supreme Court vacancy or Air Force chief of staff, the president prioritizes experience and competency.
General Brown sounds like the right man for the job!
Trump has repeatedly boasted about the defeat of ISIS.
Well... General Brown was one of the major reasons the U.S. was able to beat ISIS!
He has logged 130 combat hours as well as an additional 2,900 flying hours.
Many in the military look up to "CQ Brown" and vouch that he would be excellent in the position.
As Air Force chief of staff, he would also be involved in the creation and building of the U.S. Space Force.
Business Insider has more on the historic nominee:
Widely known as "CQ," Brown is an F-16 pilot who has racked up more than 2,900 flying hours — including 130 combat hours, according to the Air Force.
He has played a major role in air operations in Libya and against ISIS and served as deputy commander of US Central Command from July 2016 to July 2018.
"CQ Brown is one of the finest warriors our Air Force has ever produced. He's led worldwide — in the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa," Goldfein said in the Air Force news story. "When it comes to global, operational savvy there's nobody stronger. Congratulations to Gen Brown on his nomination to be our next chief."
If confirmed by the Senate, Brown would lead the Air Force at a time when the US military is focused on "great power competition" against China and Russia while ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups have yet to be fully defeated.
Brown would also be stepping into the job as Space Force is beginning to grow. Roughly 6,000 airmen are expected to be assigned to Space Force by the end of the year.
If approved, General Charles Q Brown, Jr. will officially become the highest-ranking officer in the air force.