‘We Never Win and We Don’t Fight to Win’: Trump Attacks Military During Speech
Speaking to a group of governors today at the White House, President Donald Trump revealed that he was going to increase military spending while finding cuts elsewhere through getting rid of waste and “doing more with less.”
At one point in his speech, the president went on a riff about how the military doesn’t win anymore, complaining that America used to always win wars but now is incapable of doing so.
“We must ensure that our courageous servicemen and women have the tools they can be to deter war, and when called upon to fight in our name, only do one thing: Win,” he stated.
The president continued, “We have to win. We have to start winning wars again. I have to say, when I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say we never lost a war. We never lost a war. You remember, some of you were right there with me, you remember, America never lost.”
POTUS then went on to claim that the military isn’t interested in winning a fight.
“We never win and we don’t fight to win,” he exclaimed. “We don’t fight to win. We’ve either got to win or don’t fight it at all.”
Trump further added that the amount of time, effort, and money spent in the Middle East over the past 16-17 years has been wasted, saying that “it’s a mess we’ve never seen before.” The president then went on to discuss more of the budget proposals that he’ll be revealing tomorrow during his speech before Congress.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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