Trump says ‘no apology’ for praising military in Iraq

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.

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