On a surprise visit to the Al-Asad Air Force base, troops say: Protect us. We will always protect you. And you just saw that you have just received one of the biggest pay increases you have ever received … you have not received more than 10 years in over ten years. And we made you big. I made you big. I made you big. "
The president and the first lady quietly stormed into Iraq Wednesday to visit US troops for a vacation – Trump's first trip to a war zone
"There were many people who came up, they said, "You know, we could downsize it, we could do it 3%, we could do 2%, we could do it 4%," Trump told the troops about the last salary increase. "I said no. Make 10%. Make more than 10%.
"It was a long time ago, more than ten years ago. For more than ten years, that's a long time, "Trump repeated the false statement.