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Remarks to Reporters During a Meeting With Senior Military Leadership and Members of the National Security Team

May 09, 2020

Thank you very much. This is the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and we've had a very productive meeting. It's going to continue after you leave. But we've had a very, very productive meeting.

Our military is very strong, more so than it's been in many, many years, I think I can say "in many, many decades." We've spent 1½ trillion dollars rebuilding our military, and it shows it. And we are discussing various things.

And, with that, thank you very much. Thank you.

[At this point, the reporters were ushered out of the room.]

NOTE: The President spoke at 6:27 p.m. in the Cabinet Room at the White House. In his remarks, he referred to Gen. Mark A. Milley, USA, Chairman, and Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, USAF; Marine Corps Commandant General David H. Berger, USMC; Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville, USA; Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl L. Schultz, USCG; and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond, USSF. Also participating in the meeting were White House Chief of Staff Mark R. Meadows; National Security Adviser Robert C. O'Brien; National Security Adviser to the Vice President J. Keith Kellogg, Jr; Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin; Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper; and Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard A. Grenell.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks to Reporters During a Meeting With Senior Military Leadership and Members of the National Security Team Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/341948

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