Trump Backed by Group of 88 Military Figures

trumpmilitaryThe Hill

A group of 88 retired military figures are backing Donald Trump for president, calling him the leader to deal with “burgeoning threats” facing the country.

The military backing for Trump, expressed in a statement first reported by The New York Times, is meant to bolster the GOP presidential nominee, who has seen other foreign policy Republicans back Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“The 2016 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to make a long-overdue course correction in our national security posture and policy,” the coalition of former generals and military officials’ message reads.“As retired senior leaders of America’s military, we believe that such a change can only be made by someone who has not been deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military and the burgeoning threats facing our country around the world. For this reason, we support Donald Trump’s candidacy to be our next commander-in-chief.”

The said Ret. Army Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a Holocaust survivor, and Ret. Navy Rear Adm. Charles Williams organized the group.

The coalition’s open letter praised Trump’s positions on issues including border security, radical Islam and domestic policing.

“For the past eight years, America’s armed forces have been subjected to a series of ill-considered and debilitating budget cuts, policy choices and combat operations that have left the superb men and women in uniform less capable of performing their vital missions in the future than we require them to be,” it says.

“For this reason, we support Donald Trump and his commitment to rebuild our military, to secure our borders, to defeat our Islamic supremacist adversaries and restore law and order domestically. We urge our fellow Americans to do the same.”

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7 Responses to Trump Backed by Group of 88 Military Figures

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I’m so glad they did this. I can’t believe it took so long.


  2. czarowniczy says:

    Ummmm……yeah, but so what?
    The placeholder ticket-punchers put into place in the military by Obama see their job as supporting their maker’s choice. Those who are in or were in the military during Billey’s tenure remember the damages they did to the military from 1992 thru 2000, had we have gonevtobwar against a real military power in 2001 instead of a 5th world power we’d havevbeen in a real jam.
    We also have the Rat’s honed and polished machine that goes into gear every four years to prevent military members and their families overseas from voting. Let’s not forget the Illinois legislsture, among others, specifically enacting absentee voter legislation that benefitted Rats and made overseas military voting a waste of time.
    Where are those coup d’etats when you really need them? OK Soros, sit down and put that checkbook away.


    • stella says:

      We can always count on our little ray of sunshine!

      Every little bit helps politically, and the more people who vote against Hillary means that it is harder for them to steal the election.

      Keep it simple.

      Liked by 1 person

      • czarowniczy says:

        Lemme polish thst ray up a bit…the @&$*# Republicans have known about the ‘screw the military’ loophole for decades but have done NOTHING about fixing it. They could kill 70% of it by just making all of the overseas USPA sites that service the military postmark the absentee ballots when they rceive them and legislate a uniform code on military voting. Seems both sides want to be able to negate the military vote if need be.


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