“The United States cannot continue to be the policeman of the world,” Trump said. “It’s not fair when the burden is all on us, the United States.” “We are spread out all over the world,” Trump added. “We are in countries most people haven’t even heard about. Frankly, it’s ridiculous.” Trump also boasted to the troops that he had delivered them “one of the biggest pay raises you’ve ever received” — stating, incorrectly, that he had authorized the first military pay increase in a decade. “You haven’t gotten one in more than 10 years,” Trump said. “More than 10 years. And we got you a big one. I got you a big one. I got you a big one.” Military pay, in fact, has risen every year for three decades. It was raised 2.4% in 2018 and will rise by another 2.6% in 2019, due to the National Defense Authorization Act.