Donald Trump Accused Former Presidents of Not Letting Troops Win on the Battlefield

Type: Takes Undeserved CreditNov 23 2017 Severity:
Targeted: Barack Obama & George W Bush
Donald Trump took credit for "really winning" in theaters of war overseas while simultaneously accusing his predecessors of not letting soldiers conduct their duties. The President made the claim while he was talking to soldiers currently serving overseas on Thanksgiving. The call is typically an opportunity for Presidents to thank troops for their sacrifice, but Trump used it to criticize his predecessors and to take undeserved credit for gains against ISIS.

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Quote | The accusation came during a Thanksgiving call to troops serving overseas.

We’re [US Military] really winning. We know how to win. But we have to let you win. They [former Presidents] weren’t letting you win before.

Targeted by Trump