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Pat Spearman: Donald Trump’s Praise for Putin & Attacks on Generals Are Disqualifying

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada State Senator and retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Pat Spearman released the following statement after Donald Trump effusively praised Vladimir Putin and attacked our generals last night:

“When Donald Trump says Vladimir Putin is a better leader than our American President and viciously disparages our country’s own generals, it should completely disqualify him as a candidate to be our next Commander-in-Chief. Trump fundamentally lacks respect for people who have worn the uniform and put their lives on the line for this great nation.

“Instead of disavowing him, Nevada Republicans have whole-heartedly embraced this unstable and reckless demagogue. Do Congressman Heck, Congressman Hardy, and Danny Tarkanian agree with Donald Trump that Vladimir Putin is a better leader than President Obama? Do they agree that Donald Trump should fire and replace America’s generals because they have been ‘reduced to rubble’? How can they justify their continued support for this unpatriotic bully? The people of Nevada deserve answers to these questions.”