‘Muted’ Applause for Hillary at NC Veterans of Foreign Wars Event

Clinton addresses VFW
Clinton addresses VFW

The importance of North Carolina in this election is no more evident than what we’re seeing on the campaign trail Monday as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both make stops in the Tar Heel state.

North Carolina is considered a battleground state, with some calling it a purple state. Meaning it can go blue or red during the presidential election.

Hillary Clinton came to Charlotte Monday morning to speak to more than 10,000 veterans at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention.

Clinton told the group that as veterans they need to know where the candidates stand on national security issues. She said a commander in chief faces no greater decision than the choice of sending American men and women to war.

“Force must only be used as a last resort and only with a clear and well thought out strategy,” she said.

Taking a shot at Donald Trump, Clinton said she is not interested in being provocative or insulting. Instead, she wants to bring the country together.

“I have confidence. I have optimism. I don’t understand people who trash talk about America – who talk about us as being in decline and who act as though we are not yet the greatest country that has ever been on the face of the Earth for all of history, she said.

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Source: ABC 11