When running to become the President of the United States, it's considered a prerequisite to speak highly of the military. For Donald Trump, his latest descriptions of American service men and women left many scratching their heads.

Trump on military

Over the course of the entire 2016 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump vowed to be strengthen the United States military. Trump would routinely claim that former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush did damage to the military, and that only he would be able to fix the problems. The former host of "The Apprentice" went so far at one point, that he claimed he "knew more that the generals do." On Sunday, reports confirmed that Trump was going to cut various programs in the budget, including from the EPA, and would massively increase military spending by as much as 10 percent.

As reported by Mediaite on February 27, Trump elaborated further on his plans during a speech at the White House.

While speaking to a group of governors at the White House on Monday, Donald Trump addressed his plan to increase spending on the military to help ensure that the United States "wins" again. "We have to win. We have to start winning wars again," Trump said, explaining, "I have to say, when I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say we never lost a war." Not stopping there, Trump went on to say that the United States Military doesn't "fight to win" anymore. "We never win and we don't fight to win," the president stated, while adding, "We don't fight to win. We've either got to win or don't fight it at all."

Donald Trump also addressed the current situation in the Middle East, citing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other actions in the region, before describing it as "a mess we've never seen before." The billionaire real estate mogul continued, repeating that he will help the country "win" again.

Moving forward

While Donald Trump continues to make comments that raise eyebrows, he doesn't appear willing to back down or change his tune. Despite the backlash against him, the president has been steadfast with keeping his agenda moving froward, regardless of how much of the media and the American people feel about what he is doing in the White House.