President who got 5 draft deferments complains the military doesn’t ‘fight to win’

In an address from the White House this Monday, President Trump raised eyebrows when he gave a less-than-flattering assessment of the U.S. military, saying that it doesn’t “fight to win” any longer.

“Win. We have to win. We have to start winning wars again,” Trump said. “I have to say, when I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say that we never lost a war. ‘We never lost a war.’ You remember.”

“And now we never win a war,” Trump added. “We never win. And we don’t fight to win.”

Trump lamented the U.S. operations in the Middle East, saying that “we’re nowhere.

“Actually, if you think about it, we’re less than nowhere.”

As The Week pointed out, Trump attended a military academy but never actually served in the armed forces, receiving 5 draft deferments during the Vietnam War.

Watch Trump make his comments in the video below:

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