The president was “really, really, sick of” the military’s inability to defeat ISIS, and was “just not going to sit by and watch this crap go on,” he said in a Twitter exchange with a supporter.
“If we want to stop ISIS we have to stop them from being able to recruit,” he added.
“I’m not a fan of the military, but I’m sick of the way it’s been run.”
Trump also expressed sympathy for “a lot of people,” including the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed during the ambush.
“The American people are sick and tired of seeing what’s going on with this military, they’re sick and they’re tired of the politicians who want to put Americans at risk,” Trump said.
“They’re sick of what’s happening.
During his visit, Trump said he was “going to take a little bit of a break” from Twitter.
“This is not a vacation,” he told the crowd.
“We’re going to take our time, but this is not going away.
This is going to be a long fight, and I will be back and I’m going to fight this thing and I can’t wait to see what happens.”
The president has faced backlash for the tweets he has shared on Twitter in the past, including his claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.
“Obama did not say wiretap,” Trump told a crowd in Alabama on Wednesday.
“No, but he did say I was wiretapped.
I was just talking about that.”
During the campaign, Trump suggested he could not be trusted with the nation’s nuclear arsenal and repeatedly criticized the Obama administration for not keeping more weapons on hand.