Trump makes first visit to Kansas City as president, veterans came away impressed

Trump receives hero’s welcome at Kansas City airport/AP Evan Vucci

Trump dazzles KC, veterans love him.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

KANSAS CITY — There were no protesters this time. No interruptions. No riot police. Only hugs and handshakes as President Donald Trump made his first official visit to the American Heartland since becoming Commander-in-Chief. If you recall, Trump had several Kansas Citians ousted and/or arrested during his campaign rally in March 2016. He even threatened to press charges. Tuesday afternoon, the aura was remarkably disparate. Amid cheers and snapshots, the 72-year-old business honcho stepped off a plane at Kansas City International and, with the succor of his secret service motorcade, commuted to Municipal Auditorium where he disseminated an oration at the 119th Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Convention.

“Fabulous, had us pumped from the second he walked on the stage,” said Vietnam veteran Jack Smith. “He just kinda had everyone in the palm of his hand.”

Among the myriad of items confabulated were military stratagems specific to North Korea and Iran and healthcare modifications for veterans. “My administration is committed to ensuring our war fighters have the tools, the resources, the power to defeat our enemies with overwhelming support,” Trump said.

The president also conveyed an update on exertions at the U.S. – Mexico border. His immigration policy remains a continual target of denunciation. “We cannot send our military to confront threats abroad only to allow those same threats to cross our borders and to threaten us right here at home,” he said.

After dazzling the Pro-White House audience, Trump made his way to the downtown Marriott to attend a fundraising luncheon for Josh Hawley who’s running against Claire McCaskill for Missouri Senate. The GOP gala wasn’t cheap. Ticket prices ranged between $1,000 to $10,000.

Overall, Trump’s visit was a success.

“Today, it was my great honor to be in Kansas City, Missouri to pay tribute to the men and women who make FREEDOM possible,” Trump tweeted. “Thank you @VFWHQ! #VFWConvention.”

More thoughts from Tuesday: It’s a Kansas City tradition for the president of the United States to patronize barbecue venues during visits. Barack Obama frequented Oklahoma Joe’s. Bill Clinton took his country ass to Gates. And many thought Donald Trump was headed to Arthur Bryant’s. But it never transpired. Why? Who knows? Maybe he’s not a fan of burnt ends? Then, to compound matters, some halfwit disseminated a pseudo tweet from a counterfeit Trump account claiming Arthur Bryant’s refused to serve the Commander-in-Chief on Tuesday. Trump, of course, was in town to purvey campaign support in favor of Josh Hawley. Realizing they had a PR calamity on their hands, Arthur Bryant officials cleared the air on Facebook, accusing the imbecile of “trying to make the restaurant look bad by playing the political card” to divide their customer base. Officials also explained Trump never reached out. “We would have graciously welcomed President Trump,” the company said in a statement.

One more item of note… Trump, for whatever reason, didn’t invite Kansas City Mayor Sly James to his welcoming soiree at KCI airport. Everybody and their mama received an invite. George Brett was invited. Hawley was invited. Mayor James instead got the cold shoulder. When asked why he didn’t attend, a perplexed James tweeted: “The office of the President has to extend an invitation… No such invitation was extended.” Damn, that’s foul. Now there’s allegations of racism. Trump is white. James is black as hell.

Share your thoughts below.


  1. God Bless America.! ✝️😊👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  2. Sandra Richburg

    Our handsome intelligent President of the USA!

  3. Teresa Stratton

    love my K.C.,🇺🇸🙋

  4. America has real leadership. MAGA, baby! 👍

  5. He is evidence of Our Prayers to Jesus! After Obama and his manufacturered resume and selling us off like trash, It humbles me to know God heard us! Praise Jesus who goes Before us!
    👀👆🏼👀👆🏼🙏🏻 Repent,Look Up and Pray to be counted Worthy.

  6. fuck that redneck nigga

  7. USA!!! Thank you great Vets! Thank you Kansas city for the warm welcome to our great President Trump!!! 2020 baby!!!

  8. Wtg President Trump…our first real president in almost a decade…🤔😇

  9. family awareness

    Josh Hawley the next Missouri senator. Trump2020

  10. Obama was ashamed of America. Trump is America.

  11. America is the laughing stock of the world thanks to the big orange half-wit.

  12. I’m in Kansas city for a seminar this week. I had no idea Trump was here. It would have been cool to be in the audience

  13. Nice to have an alpha male as POTUS.

  14. hope he never comes back to KC

  15. Thank you for Running For President Mr. Trump My Hope Was Almost Gone.!
    God Love All We The People & Your On The Lord God’s Side Too.!
    The Lord God Blessed Us All.! 💕✝️🇺🇸💕 😊👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  16. Thank God for a President who loves our veterans!

  17. Emiliano Zapata

    Donald Trump is a danger and an existential hazard to the United States for so many reasons it’s impossible to know where to begin listing them! … literally hundreds of reasons!

  18. Larry the Pizza Guy

    i hope trump never comes back


  20. Trump is responsible for our lowest unemployment rate since 2001, our 4.1% GDP growth, the highest increase in wages since the Great Recession, standing up to NTAO, trying to get North Korea to denuclearize (something Obama never did), keeping the radical muslims away from our borders, donating more money to historically black institutions in the month of February alone in 2017 than Obama did in his entire 8 years in office, and his approval rating is at 50% (if you don’t count the brainwashed leftists, it would be at around 85%).

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