President Trump bragged Wednesday to troops stationed in Iraq that he had secured them a massive pay raise, repeating a false claim he's made repeatedly on the campaign trail.

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The $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act includes a 2.6 pay increase for military personnel, the largest raise in almost a decade.

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President Donald Trump has atoned for the sins of his predecessors and given the brave men and women of the United States armed forces their “first” pay raise “in 10 years,” according a Wednesday announcement by the president himself — even though, as Military Times notes, service members have received a salary bump every year for more than three decades.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Brendan McGarry originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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