Statement of Veterans Caucus Chair Shawn Terris on the First-Ever Commander in Chief Forum

The following statement is from Shawn Terris, Chair of the Veterans Caucus of the California Democratic Party. She served as a United States Marine Corps Captain and was stationed in Okinawa and Parris Island, South Carolina:

“Donald Trump’s dangerous lack of foreign policy experience was on display during tonight’s first-ever Commander-in-Chief Forum.

“What can you say about a man who never served in the military but has claimed to know more than the generals, referred to his business record in China as the basis of his foreign policy experience, lied about donating to veterans charities, demeaned the grieving mother of a Muslim-American officer killed in action, and called our military a ‘disaster’?

“Simply this: Donald Trump is unfit to serve as commander in chief of our great nation.

“Hillary Clinton knows we are safer when our civilian leaders support military families, give our armed forces the tools they need to do their jobs, and respect the experience of men and women who serve.

“Tonight Hillary Clinton showed she has experience and character to command our military and maintain the alliances we will need to defeat extremism and hatred, and she is the obvious choice to lead our nation forward.”


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