Military

Subject (date added or updated)
Blames Generals for Ryan Owen’s Death (3/1/17) new
I’ll Teach Military Expert (2/27/17)
Know More about ISIS (2/27/17)
Made a Lot of Sacrifices (3/13/17) new
McCain not War Hero (2/27/17)
Soldiers Crooked as Hall (2/27/17)


Blames Generals for Ryan Owen’s Death
They lost Ryan. “This was something that was, you know, just — they wanted to do. And they came to see me and they explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected. And they lost Ryan.”(2/28/17) link video


I’ll Teach Military Expert
I’ll teach military expert… “You can tell your military expert [Jeff McCausland, former Dean of the Army War College] that I’ll sit down and I’ll teach him a couple of things.” (10/27/16, ABC interview) link
Military expert’s response: “I can’t wait to sit down with Mr. Trump and hear what he has to teach me about military strategy. I’m happy to compare my record of over 45 years working in national security affairs with his any time.” (10/27/16, statement posted to Dickinson College website) link


Know More about ISIS
Know more about ISIS than the generals… “I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.” (11/13/15, Ft. Dodge, IA) link


Made a Lot of Sacrifices
I’ve made a lot of sacrifices.
George Stephanopoulos: “[Khizr Khan] says “you have sacrificed nothing and no one…How would you answer [Khan], what sacrifice have you made for your country?”
Trump: “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I’ve worked very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs.”
Stephanopoulos: “Those are sacrifices?”
Trump: “Oh sure, I think they’re sacrifices.”
(7/30/17, ABC News with George Stepanopoulos) link


McCain not War Hero
McCain not a war hero. “He’s [John McCain] not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK, I hate to tell you.” (7/18/15, Ames, IA, Family Summit Conference) link


Soldiers Crooked as Hell
Soldiers crooked as hell “Iraq, crooked as hell. How about bringing baskets of money? Millions and millions of dollars and handing it out? I want to know, who are the soldiers that had that job because I think they’re living very well right now, whoever they may be.” (6/14/16, Greensboro, NC) link