Throughout Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he made it clear that he would work tirelessly to rebuild all branches of the military.
Trump’s support for the military was on full display Tuesday when he signed into law the new National Defense Authorization Act.
The law provides military service members their largest pay raise in over seven years.
The Tribunist reports the law also helps “to make [the U.S.] military the best in the world”:
American Military News reported the newly signed budget includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for troops. The bill will create more opportunity for employment in the military as well as create additional revenue to make our military the best in the world.
Trump had urged Congress to get the new act done and ready for his signature before Christmas. After signing the bill, President Trump spoke positively about getting it signed.
Trump raved about the law, “This legislation represents a momentous step toward rebuilding our military and securing the future for our children.”
He continued, “I applaud the work of the members of both parties who came together to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support— something that sounds very nice to my ears.”
The President remarked that the recently attempted terror attack in New York highlights the need for the nation to have a ready and properly equipped military.
“These attacks underscore the dangers we face from around the globe, the National Defense Authorization Act could not come at a more opportune or important time,” Trump said.
He concluded, “History teaches us that when you weaken your defenses, you invite aggression. The best way to prevent conflict of any kind is to be prepared. Only when the good are strong will peace prevail.”
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