Donald Trump, “Hillary Clinton is trigger-happy and very unstable,”
Republican Donald Trump vowed to boost military spending by 10’s of billions of dollars, outlining plans Wednesday for major increases in the number of active troops, Navy ships and submarines, and fighter planes as he works to convince skeptics in both parties he is ready to lead the world’s most powerful military.
If elected, Donald Trump said he would give military leaders 30 days to formulate a plan to defeat the group commonly known as ISIS. And he would ask the joint Chiefs-of-Staff to conduct a review of the nation’s cyber defenses to determine all vulnerabilities.
“We want to deter, avoid and prevent conflict through our unquestioned military strength,” Donald Trump declared in opposition of Hillary Clinton in his Wednesday speech, delivered inside the exclusive Union League of Philadelphia, which first allowed women in Y 1986.
The appearances mark an intense, 2-day focus on national security by Trump, who has offered tough rhetoric on America’s challenges abroad.
“She’s trigger-happy and very unstable,” Donald Trump said of his Democrat opponent, calling her use of a private e-Mail server while Secretary of State “reckless.”
Donald Trump will deliver a speech Wednesday evening, at the convention of New York’s Conservative Party.
He has often complained US military forces are not large enough or well-equipped, he has said he would save money by cutting waste and ensuring contractors are not getting sweetheart deals because of their connections or lobbying efforts.
Before promising a huge boost in military spending, Donald Trump’s plans to cut taxes, expand infrastructure spending and leave untouched entitlement programs such as Social Security already threatened to add trillions of dollars to the federal deficit.
Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday, “I do believe that Donald Trump is growing in his understanding of these issues and I think that he’s beginning to get more and more people around him that have a depth of understanding as to the complexities and I’m watching this evolve,” he said. He added, “we’ll all make our assessments,” in the candidates’ foreign affairs abilities by early November.
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