The White House is refusing to apologize for praising the military in the lead up to the war in Iraq.
Trump made the comments during a speech in New Hampshire on Monday, saying “no apology” for praising “the great service of the United States Army.”
He said “my heart goes out to the soldiers that I served with” and “to those families that I’ve had to make tough decisions to save lives.”
Trump also said “I think we’re in a lot of trouble” in Iraq and “I don’t think there’s a better military in this country than the United State Army.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Pentagon did not respond to ABC News’ request for an interview with the President.ABC News’ Josh Gerstein and David Shuster contributed to this report.