"We need Congress to do its job and pass the budget that provides for higher, stable and predictable funding levels for our military needs that our fighting men and women deserve. And you will get it, believe me," he said. "But I don't mind getting a little hand, so call that congressman, and call that senator, and make sure you get it."
Mr. Trump recently rallied with Navy personnel and hard-hat construction workers aboard the military's newest aircraft carrier, the $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford at its berth in Newport News, Va. "We will make it easier for the Navy to plan for the future and thus to control costs and get the best deals for the taxpayer, which, of course, is very important, right?" he said. "Got to get a good deal. If we don't make a good deal, we're not doing our job."