14 Medal of Honor Recipients Back Donald Trump

By Dustin Siggins Published on September 14, 2016

Fourteen recipients of the nation’s highest military honor say Donald Trump is the candidate to make America’s military great again.

“I think that this man has throughout his life exhibited extraordinary leadership abilities,” retired Major General Patrick Brady told Fox News Wednesday morning as to why 14 Medal of Honor recipients backed the Republican nominee. “And he has also focused on the military and the veterans. You know, America has no kings or queens, dukes or duchesses, but we do have a nobility. And America’s nobility is our veterans.”

 

 

Brady, who received his Medal due to service in Vietnam, continued, “And this man — our security is tied to our military readiness, which is in shambles. And this man has vowed to renew, invigorate our readiness and — and help secure America as it should be secured.”

The Medal of Honor recipient endorsements come shortly after Trump was endorsed by 88 former generals and admirals, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced 110 top military endorsements, reports The Military Times.

Top retired military leaders spoke at both candidates’ conventions in the summer. Both candidates have faced criticism when it comes to the military and veterans. Last year Trump said Senator John McCain (R-AZ) isn’t a hero because he spent five years being tortured in a Vietnamese prison, and over the summer he engaged in a days-long kerfuffle with the Muslim parents of an Army Captain killed in Iraq.

Clinton, meanwhile, has faced years of criticism over allegations that as U.S. Secretary of State she hid information about the deadly attack on the American embassy in Libya that killed four people, including the Ambassador. Additionally, the Obama administration has faced bipartisan criticism for multiple scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs, something that Trump jumped on earlier this month. Then, too, the Democratic Party has for years been viewed as the party that prefers social spending to defense spending.

Trump leads Clinton in head-to-head comparisons of support among the military, though a recent poll found that Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson received more support among veterans than either of the major party candidates received.

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