Trump’s attitude to veterans could cost him the election
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In 2016, Trump won the military vote by a landslide. Veterans and active servicemen and women voted for the Republican candidate by a 26 point margin over Clinton.
Today, Trump’s voiced contempt and continued disrespect for the military could cost him the election. In 2016, he won in the six crucial swing states — Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida — by less than four points each. This CNN analysis argues that:
Trump lost among those who were not active or veteran voters in each of these six states. In other words, Trump would not be President right now if it were not for the military vote. In Florida, for example, Trump would have been defeated by a little less than 5 points without military voters. He actually won the state by 1 point.
Trump relies on the military vote. Yet his ill-disguised scorn and mockery of those who serve their country could cost him the election. The Atlantic article and this video by the Lincoln Project are exposing how the President really feels about the war heroes he never became.