Trump: High-ranking military officials don't want 'her being their boss'

Donald Trump has expressed doubts about Hillary Clinton's ability to be an effective Commander-in-Chief, especially to high-ranking members of the armed forces, reports the Los Angeles Times.

At a rally geared towards veterans and military families in Selma, North Carolina, on Thursday, the Republican nominee criticized Clinton's trustworthiness, calling her the "most dishonest person ever to run for office."

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally on September 12, 2016 at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Trump criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for saying that half of his supporters belong in a 'basket of deplorables.' (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)


Trump then motions to the veterans seated on the stage and says, "You know, when I look at these great admirals, and these great generals, and these great Medal of Honor recipients behind me. To think of her being their boss? I don't think so. And you know, they're incredible patriots, they would never say a thing, but I know what they're thinking. It's not for them, believe me."

The GOP nominee later declares that the military service members backing him are " much more brave than me. I wouldn't have done what they did. I'm brave in other ways. I'm financially brave. Big deal. Right?"

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