“Is anybody here willing to give up the big pay raise you just got?” he surveyed the crowd. “Raise your hand please. Oh, I don’t see too many hands.”He continued, citing numbers that have since been debunked and declared untrue."You haven’t gotten [a raise] in more than ten years," he said. "And we got you a big one. I got you a big one."As the independent fact-checking site PolitiFact noted, the military has received a routine pay raise every year since at least 1961. The 2.4 percent increase that went into effect in 2018 was the largest since 2010, but they have continued apace every year.Trump then falsely asserted that the pay increase was actually 10 percent, recounting phony conversations in which “plenty of people” tried to impose a smaller raise.
December 27, 2018 at 9:45 AM EST