Trump Outshines Clinton At The VFW Convention

Trump’s VFW Speech: “Inspirational”


Trump’s Lays Out Plan To Reform VA To The VFW


Military Times Headline: “Trump Pledges To Reform VA, Not Eliminate It” (Leo Shane, “Trump Pledges To Reform VA, Not Eliminate It,” The Military Times, 7/26/16)


Governor McCrory Sid “It’s Going To Take An Outsider To Clean Up Washington D.C.,” About Trump. “Gov. Pat McCrory joined Donald Trump at a campaign rally for the first time Monday night to present a unified ticket for the fall elections in North Carolina. ‘It’s going to take an outsider to clean up Washington, D.C.,’ McCrory told the crowd after he took the stage following other state Republicans.” (Blaine Tolison And Gina Esposito, “Trump Speaks In Charlotte At VFW Convention One Day After Clinton,” WSOC-TV, 7/26/16)


The Audience “Delighted” In Trump’s Speech


Convention Attendees Offered A Much Warmer Reception For Trump Than For Clinton.” “Convention attendees offered a much warmer reception for Trump than for Clinton, chanting ‘U-S-A’ and ‘lock her up’ at several points during the Republican nominee’s speech.” (Leo Shane, “Trump Pledges To Reform VA, Not Eliminate It,” The Military Times, 7/26/16)


The Audience “Delighted” In Trump’s Remarks. “The audience – nominally an apolitical one – was warned repeatedly before the speech by a VFW official not to display any political signs. Still, at least one ‘Make America Great Again’ hat was spotted, and the audience delighted in Trump’s attacks on presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.” (Matthew Nussbaum, “Trump Bashes VA, Clinton At Vets Convention,” Politico, 7/26/16)


Veteran Michael Sims On Trump’s Speech “It Was Inspirational To Me.” “After the speech, audience members detailed why Trump’s remarks had resonated with them. ‘It was inspirational to me,’ said Michael Sims, 67. ‘He had the people fired up.'” (Matthew Nussbaum, “Trump Bashes VA, Clinton At Vets Convention,” Politico, 7/26/16)


  • On Clinton’s Speech “I Didn’t Clap For Nothing.” “That was not the same for Clinton’s speech, Sims said: ‘I stood, I showed respect, but I didn’t clap for nothing.'” (Matthew Nussbaum, “Trump Bashes VA, Clinton At Vets Convention,” Politico, 7/26/16)


“I Hope He Can Do All He Thinks He Can,” “If You’ve Been In The System…It Needs A Lot Of Improvement.” “‘I hope he can do all he thinks he can,’ John Holshouser, a 69-year-old who was wounded in Vietnam, said of Trump’s plans for the VA system. ‘If you’ve been in the system, and you’ve used it, you can appreciate what he said. It needs a lot of improvement, I’ll put it that way,’ he said.” (Matthew Nussbaum, “Trump Bashes VA, Clinton At Vets Convention,” Politico, 7/26/16)


Clinton’s VFW Speech’s “Cool Reception”


Clinton Drew “Muted Reactions” From Vets For Her Speech


The Charlotte Observer Headline: “Vets Give Clinton A Cool Reception In Charlotte” (Michael Gordon, “Vets Give Clinton A Cool Reception In Charlotte,” The Charlotte Observer, 7/25/16)


Clinton “Drew A Chilly Response From Most Of The Thousands Of Military Veterans.” “That said, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s appearance at a national Veterans of Foreign Wars gathering in Charlotte Monday drew a chilly response from most of the thousands of military veterans on hand.” (Michael Gordon, “Vets Give Clinton A Cool Reception In Charlotte,” The Charlotte Observer, 7/25/16)


Clinton’s Speech Didn’t Stir Enthusiasm, And Her Attacks On Trump Drew “Muted Reactions .” “But neither was there much enthusiasm – even when Clinton called for better health benefits and increased opportunities for all who have served. Her best applause lines, when she criticized Republican nominee Donald Trump without actually naming him, drew largely muted reactions.” (Michael Gordon, “Vets Give Clinton A Cool Reception In Charlotte,” The Charlotte Observer, 7/25/16)


“The Crowd Got More And More Quiet The More She Spoke.” “Clinton’s speech at the VFW meeting was initially met with cheers, but a Wall Street Journal reporter said the crowd got more and more quiet the more she spoke.” (Pete Kasperowicz, “Clinton Trashes Veterans’ Bill Supported By Tim Kaine,” The Washington Examiner, 7/25/16)


Some Veterans Walked Out Over Her Lies On Benghazi


A Vietnam Vet Who Stormed Out Of Clinton’s Speech Called Her Out For Being A Liar. “‘How about Benghazi?’ someone yelled from the audience midway through her remarks. James Spiker, a Vietnam veteran from Virginia, stormed out of Hall A as Clinton took the podium. ‘She’s lied to the American public her whole life. She’s still lying and these people are going to vote her in,’ he said. ‘So I don’t have to listen to it. That’s what I fought for and that’s why I’m leaving.'” (Michael Gordon, “Vets Give Clinton A Cool Reception In Charlotte,” The Charlotte Observer, 7/25/16)


  • “A Lot Of The Room Is Still Pissed Off About Benghazi.” “‘A lot of the room is still pissed off about Benghazi,’ said Kim Wischmeyer of Columbia, Mo., who was attending the convention with his wife, Rebecca, a retired Veterans Administration nurse.” (Michael Gordon, “Vets Give Clinton A Cool Reception In Charlotte,” The Charlotte Observer, 7/25/16)


“There Is No One Less Capable Of Serving As Commander-In-Chief Than Hillary Clinton.” “‘There is no one less capable of serving as commander in chief than Hillary Clinton,’ said Rabin, a retired U.S. Army colonel. He referenced her private email server, for which the FBI director criticized Clinton but did not recommend charges against her. ‘Veterans know loose lips sink ships.'” (Ely Portillo, Steve Harrison, and Rachel Stone, “Hillary Clinton To VFW: ‘I Don’t Understand People Who Trash-Talk America'” The Charlotte Observer, 7/25/16)

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