President Donald Trump told British journalist Piers Morgan that it is okay he never served in the military, because he is “making up” for it now by increasing Pentagon funding now that he is President.
When Morgan quizzed the President in an interview to be broadcast before ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day on his lack of a military record, Trump explained again about his bone spur issue that would lead him to be ineligible to serve.
“I thought it was a terrible war I thought it was very far away, and at that time nobody ever heard of the country, today they’re doing very well.” He explained.
The President justified his position, stating, “But I think I make up for it right now – look, $700 billion I gave last year, and this year $716 billion. And I think I’m making up for it rapidly because we’re rebuilding our military at a level its never seen before.”
President Trump in the UK
President Trump is in the UK this week, and on Wednesday will be attending ceremonies with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron for the ceremonies.
The President’s trip has also included a banquet at Buckingham Palace on Monday and talks with Theresa May yesterday on Brexit, amongst other topics.