President Donald Trump spoke to the press outside the White House on Friday to discuss everything from Jim Acosta to the Russian investigation, but he also turned his attention to his predecessor.
Michelle Obama’s new book, set to release Tuesday, mentions that she will never forgive Trump for the birther conspiracy he circulated during Obama’s run for President in 2012. Upon asking for his comment Trump responded by saying that he’s got some things he’ll never forgive the Obama’s for either.
Specifically, what Obama did to the United States military.
“I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. It was depleted,” said Trump. “Everything was old and tired and I came in and I had to fix it and I’m in the process of spending tremendous amounts of money.”
.@realDonaldTrump on @BarackObama: "I'll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. It was depleted. Everything was old and tired and I came in and I had to fix it and I'm in the process of spending tremendous amounts of money." pic.twitter.com/ABQx2YvuyL
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 9, 2018
According to the Military Times, our troops weren’t too thrilled with Obama’s treatment of the military either, citing a poll taken just after Obama left office wherein just over 30 percent of soldiers approved of the job Obama did:
More than half of troops surveyed in the latest Military Times/Institute for Veterans and Military Families poll said they have an unfavorable opinion of Obama and his two-terms leading the military. About 36 percent said they approve of his job as commander in chief.
Their complaints include the president’s decision to decrease military personnel (71 percent think it should be higher), his moves to withdraw combat troops from Iraq (59 percent say it made America less safe) and his lack of focus on the biggest dangers facing America (64 percent say China represents a significant threat to the U.S.)