Trump LIES to the troops.
"You protect us, we are always going to protect you,Ē Mr Trump said during his visit to Al Asad airbase. ďAnd you just saw that, ícause you just got one of the biggest pay raises youíve ever received. You havenít gotten one in more than 10 years. More than 10 years. And we got you a big one. I got you a big one. I got you a big one.Ē


The basic pay raises since 2007:

January 2007: 2.2%
April 2007: 0.5%
January 2008: 3.5%
January 2009: 3.9%
January 2010: 3.4%
January 2011: 1.4%
January 2012: 1.6%
January 2013: 1.7%
January 2014: 1.0%
January 2015: 1.0%
January 2016: 1.3%
January 2017: 2.1%
January 2018: 2.4%

Please note that TRUMP HAS LIED AGAIN, this time to his troops. Obama gave them their largest pay raises in these last ten years.
The only people pushing the Athenian Straw Man Nonexistent Threat of Slippery Slope Windyfoggery (ASMNSSW) RE DEMOCRACY are people who have a misunderstanding/problem or hatred of democracy. (See AUTHORITARIANS)