Veterans Have Protected Our Lives and Now President Trump Seeks to Protect Theirs

President Trump prides himself on being a pro-military president. Speaking to reporters in November 2018, he stated, “Nobody’s done more for the military than me.” Unlike his predecessor, President Trump has sought from day one to build the U.S. armed forces, remaining highly supportive and wildly encouraging of our service men and women throughout his tenure in office.

As part of his effort to build “by far the strongest military in the world,” President Trump has gone to bat for our troops. In September 2018, the president appropriated $674 billion for 2019 defense spending, including a 2.6 percent pay raise for troops, 93 new F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighters, 142 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, and 13 Navy battle force …

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