Jon Queally – Gathering Up the Generals, Clinton and Trump Compete for Best Imperialist

Exactly how many retired generals will it take to win the U.S. presidency in 2016?

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced how 95 former generals and admirals have given the Democratic candidate their support.

Just a day prior, Donald Trump came up just a bit shorter when his campaign touted a letter signed by 88 former military leaders backing his presidential bid.

Those backing Trump indicated their opposition to Clinton stems mostly from a belief that she was “deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military” and that Trump would represent the “long-overdue course correction” the nation’s armed forces need. Specifically, their letter championed Trump’s “commitment to rebuild our military, to secure our borders, to defeat our Islamic supremacist adversaries and restore law and order domestically.”

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