Retired military leaders offer support to Trump

2016-09-06 16:28
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the GOP national convention in Cleveland. (Brendan Smialowski, AFP)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the GOP national convention in Cleveland. (Brendan Smialowski, AFP)

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Washington -  Donald Trump's campaign has released an open letter from retired military leaders promoting his candidacy.

The letter, signed by 88 retired generals and admirals, cites an urgent need for a "course correction" in national security.

The military leaders write: "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."

It continues: "For this reason, we support Donald Trump's candidacy to be our next commander-in-chief."

Democrats have pounded Trump on national security and aggressively warned voters that he lacks the temperament to control the world's most powerful military.

Dozens of Republican national security leaders released a letter last month warning that Trump would risk the nation's "national security and well-being".


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