Trump mocked for claiming US military 'didn't have ammunition' before he became president

Louis Staples
Tuesday 08 October 2019 08:00
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President Trump is known for making bizarre and outlandish claims, but the last few days have really taken things to a new level.

Trump held a press conference at the White House following the news that the US would be withdrawing troops from Syria, paving the way for Turkish forces to advance. The move has faced condemnation from across the political spectrum, with even Trump’s former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeting her disapproval.

Though, as is so often the case, Trump is holding firm in the face of criticism.

During his press conference, he made some extremely bizarre claims about the US military.

Trump said:

When I took over our military, we did not have ammunition. I was told by a top general, maybe the top of them all, 'Sir, I'm sorry sir, we don't have ammunition.' I said, I will never let that happen to another president.

Of course it is ridiculous to claim that the military “did not have ammunition”. Remember the various wars and conflicts that America has been engaging in for the last 20 years?

Naturally, people on Twitter had a thing or say about Trump’s latest claim.

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