This time, President Trump told an audience of soldiers that they'd be getting a 10% raise for 2019, their first pay hike in over 10 years. Truth is, they will be getting a 2.6% raise, making this the 30th consecutive year of military pay raises. The 2.6% raise is the same being given to civilian-sector Federal employees, and had broad support from both sides of the aisles. link to an article in the Military Times To make matters worse, Trump made it all about himself. He started off by saying that "we" gave a big raise, but then repeated it twice with the "we" replaced by "I": "[W]e got you a big one. I got you a big one. I got you a big one." Link to CNN article. The man's egomania is flabbergasting.