Trump, Clinton focusing on military, veterans, foreign policy

TJ Rigg

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is arguing for an expanded military, while Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is suggesting that Trump is unfit to be commander in chief.

Trump already has orders for his generals if he wins the presidency in November.

“Immediately after taking office, I will ask my generals to present to me a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy ISIS,” Trump said at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania.

He also called for an end to budget cuts at the Pentagon.

A new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll shows Trump holding an almost 20-point lead over Clinton with military and veteran voters, 55 to 36 percent. The same poll also shows Clinton is more trusted with the use of nuclear weapons, 34 to 33 percent.

“He’s very loose in his talk about nukes,” Clinton said at a campaign event in Florida Tuesday. “He said he doesn’t care if other countries get them, doesn’t know why they haven’t been used already.”

Republicans continue to question Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State during President Obama’s first term. Trump said the controversy is worse than Watergate.

“Our foreign enemies were in a position to hack our most sensitive national security interests,” he said. 

Clinton said the FBI resolved all issues regarding her email and answered all questions.

For the first time in 75 years, The Dallas Morning News endorsed a democrat in the race for the White House. In an editorial published Wednesday, the newspaper wrote that Clinton is the only serious candidate on the presidential ballot. 

The newspaper wrote it did not make the decision easily, but added the Republican Party’s “overreliance on government and regulation to remedy the country’s ills is at odds with our belief in private-sector ingenuity and innovation.”

The paper acknowledged it has been critical of Clinton’s handling of certain issues in the past.

“But unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy,” the newspaper wrote. 

The editorial concluded Clinton is a “known quantity” who is the candidate likely to keep the nation safe.

“In this race, at this time, she deserves your vote,” the editorial ended.