President Trump touts armed forces during cabinet meeting

President Donald Trump meets with senior military leaders and members of his national security team in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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UPDATED 11:30 AM PT — Sunday, May 10, 2020

President Trump met with senior military and security officials this week. Saturday’s cabinet meeting featured a number of the president’s top personnel, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and many more.

Officials did not specify the topics they discussed, but President Trump has said it was a very productive meeting. While speaking to the press, he touted the state of America’s armed forces.

“Our military is very strong, more so than it’s been in many, many years,” he stated. “We’ve spent $1.5 trillion rebuilding our military and it shows.”

The gathering came after the president cancelled previous plans to hold the meeting at Camp David.

President Donald Trump meets with senior military leaders and members of his national security team in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

He also recently touted the White House’s response to the pandemic. In a tweet, President Trump wrote, “We are getting great marks for the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, especially the very early ban of people from China.”

He also criticized the previous administration, saying “compare that to the Obama sleepy Joe disaster known as H1N1 swine flu.” He added, “Poor marks, bad polls and didn’t have a clue.”

WATCH: HHS Secy. Azar: President Trump’s Early, Bold, Decisive Leadership Helped Flatten COVID-19 Curve

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