Donald Trump Exaggerated About Giving The Military "The Largest Pay Raise"

Type: ExaggerationsNov 02 2018 Severity:
About: Military & Defense
President Trump held a Rally in Huntington, W.Va. for Patrick Morrisey, the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. During his speech, Trump made an exaggeration that he had given the military the largest pay raise "in more than a decade." In actuality, the increase of 2.4 had been the biggest since 2010, which was 8 years prior to his claim.

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Quote | He exaggerated about giving the military the largest pay raise in more than a decade.

"We gave our great warriors ... the largest pay raise they've had in more than a decade," Trump said at a Rally in West Virginia.