In a speech to American governors, President Donald Trump attacked the military, saying "We never win wars anymore. We never fight to win. We have to start winning wars again."
The message was a preface to Trump's budget announcement that he plans to increase military spending. The United States already spends more in defense than any other country in the industrial world by multitudes. Trump explained that when he was in high school they won wars with major tank battles. In the past he's spoken out on the lack of battleships that the U.S. military has. Today, the military has turned to using more modern technologies to fight wars.
HOLY CRAP Trump just said 'we have to start winning wars again' in his speech about increased defense spending. https://t.co/Ia6nK8X4TM— Raw Story (@Raw Story) 1488210583.0
The internet didn't particularly like Trump's comments. Some were fearful this was a Trump announcement that he would go to war so that he could prove he could win. Others mocked Trump for beginning his need to win wars with a botched raid in Yemen that failed it's intended goal and left one Navy SEAL dead.
You can see the Twitter attacks below:
Trump on war: "We have to start winning wars. When I was young, in high school, college, we never lost." Geez, talk about fake news.— Ben Greenman (@Ben Greenman) 1488210486.0
Great - so we're going to start "winning wars again" meaning he'll send us to war just to prove he can "Make America win again"— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young)))) 1488210597.0
"We have to start winning wars again", says jackass @realDonaldTrump who rejects military expertise— Fake Latin Wonk (@Fake Latin Wonk) 1488210463.0
Pres Trump: "We have to start winning wars again" -- don't we have to fight wars to win them?— Jesse Rodriguez (@Jesse Rodriguez) 1488209969.0
@thehill Did Trump voters vote to send their kids off to the wars Trump, #PresidentBannon and Putin are obviously aiming for? #JustAsking— Cassie (@Cassie) 1488210752.0
Why is always chickenhawk coward draft dodgers like Trump who get the biggest boners when they talk about starting wars?— Iwanski (@Iwanski) 1488210608.0
@Sherry09 @CNN Hey look at that, Trump just said healthcare is complicated and he'll increase spending on wars. Priorities!— Jowana Bueser Believes in Science (@Jowana Bueser Believes in Science) 1488211074.0
Trump doesn't care that the cost of "winning wars again" is tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of lives because he and his won't be at risk— Elaine A (@Elaine A) 1488211052.0
Trump's tariffs and trade wars will negatively impact our poor, and yet he offers them no ways to improve their wages either. Total asshole.— Teddy Hoteham (@Teddy Hoteham) 1488210884.0
Trump says: "We gotta start winning wars again!" How about we stop starting WARS!— Jeffrey Franklin (@Jeffrey Franklin) 1488211506.0
@washingtonpost Trump jobs program: Hire mercenaries for his wars.— John McCawley (@John McCawley) 1488211778.0
Maybe if Trump wants to start winning wars again he should take a cue from America in WW2 and fight AGAINST Nazis? Just spitballing.— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid) 1488210897.0
@tgw_87 Trump's counting wars like the 1st and 2nd Iraq Wars, where we won the WAR & lost the peace. He's not a very nuanced thinker.— Kevin Bailey (@Kevin Bailey) 1488212060.0