President Donald Trump comes in, speaks to service members at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Trump praised the members of the military Tuesday, said the administration will give you the “biggest salary increase in over a decade”, while touting the successes around the globe, and even what is on the creation of a new military branch — the “Space Force”
The President spoke to thousands of military men and women at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., Tuesday, after his visit to the border wall prototypes.
“I have a message for you straight from the heart of the American people, and you know what that is — we support you, we love you and we’ll always be happy, you have said our” Trump, even praise to military spouses and families for their service.
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“For too long, the men and women of the United States Armed forces have been asked to do more with less,” Trump said, listing “investment deficit,” delayed modernization and maintenance, old equipment, and “fewer ships than we should, should be less planes than we should, and less, than we do.”
“I’m very proud of the fact that all of the changes, and as you have seen, all this is changing rapidly,” Trump said, noting that his government sees “peace through strength.”
“I said, maybe we need a new force, I was really serious, but I think, now, that’s a great idea. We make a space force. Enormous.”
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“I’m talking about the largest military build-up since Ronald Reagan, and one of the largest collections in the history of our nation,” Trump said, noting that the proposed military budget would be $716 billion in 2019. “We are investing in the greatest weapon, the most beautiful weapon. Our most brilliant weapon — you.”
Trump added that “in the year 2019, we want to give you your biggest pay increase in over a decade. You’ve earned it. You have earned it.”
Trump also mentioned briefly his forthcoming talks with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, that “we do a pretty good job now with Korea.”
“I hope something very positive comes of it,” Trump said. “We’ll see. We need to be prepared for anything. But I really believe that something positive will come out of it. Will be great for Korea, North and South, and this country.”
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Trump, also, the administration touted the investments in weapons, and the efforts in the modernization of nuclear capabilities “so far ahead of any other country.”
“We’re finally in the lead again. Very soon we will fly on the Mars —would you fly to Mars, if my opponent won. You would not even think about it,” Trump said in a jab at Hillary Clinton.
That is, when the President went to the launch of its “new national strategy for space.”
“Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the said to land, air and sea” Trump. “Maybe we even have a Space Force, we have the Air Force, we have the space, power, you know, the army, the Navy.”
He added: “I said, maybe we need a new force, I was really serious, but I think, now, that’s a great idea. We make a space force. Enormous.”
The President remarked that the astronauts of the soldiers and sailors “were,” and said that members of the service, to ensure the “vital” -, “that America remains at the top of his way in the stars.”
The President pivoted from the room, back to the country, and applauded the coalition to defeat ISIS.
“We have shoes from the hand – in a year we have more damage to ISIS than to the other administrative, a certain other administrative — have in many years,” Trump said, noting that the coalition is now “free” almost 100%” of the ISIS territory. “You did a great job, you did a great job. ISIS never would happen.”
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The President’s speech comes after a turbulent day for the administration. Trump fired his Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson on Twitter on Tuesday morning the nomination of the Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, in order to replace it, and the career CIA official Gina reel to replace Pompeo.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.