Trump seems to think the US military didn't have ammunition before he arrived

Donald Trump has suggested that before he took office as president of the United States the country's military didn't have ammunition.

In a speech at the White House on Friday, stood next to Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, Trump said

I've rebuilt the military...we spent £1.5 trillion dollars, when I came in our military was depleted, frankly we didn't have ammunition OK?

It doesn't need saying that of course, the US military had ammunition before 2016 although we're not sure what Trump thinks the US used in all the global conflicts prior to his ascension. Vicious tweets?

The responses to Aaron Rupar's tweet further quoted the president

With many more commenting on the state of the president's mental health;

And then of course, the jokes;

Another day, another fake news soundbite from Trump.

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