Recently, 88 retired leaders from the American military, comprised of Generals and Admirals, penned an open letter in support of Presidential nominee Donald Trump.
In the letter, they stated “his commitment to rebuild our military, to secure our borders, to defeat our Islamic supremacist adversaries and restore law and order domestically” is why they are throwing their support behind the Republican nominee.
According to Politico, the letter was organized by Legion of Merit recipient, Rear Admiral Charles Williams, and the only Holocaust survivor to become a U.S. General, Major General Sidney Shachnow. The military leaders thought it was important they came together in unity to draft the letter because it showed the value of military leaders regarding the candidates.
They touted Trump as being trustworthy and having the temperament to lead, as opposed to Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. One reason the Admirals and Generals were not backing Clinton was because “she has made clear she is running as a staunch defender of the status quo when it comes to issues facing our military, and she has shown through her foreign policy decisions and her mishandling of classified information that she lacks the judgment to do the job.”
Donald Trump was quick to publicly thank the military leaders for their support, calling the endorsements a “great honor.”