(BREITBART) — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president of the United States of America, told Breitbart News that America is “less safe” than it was 15 years ago before the deadly 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
“We are less safe as a country,” Trump said in an exclusive interview backstage at the Values Voter Summit here in Washington, D.C., at the Omni Shoreham hotel. “We have incompetent leadership. We have leadership that doesn’t know what it’s doing. And you look at our military, it’s very depleted. We have the greatest people in the military, but it’s very depleted with equipment, with size. Our Navy is missing many ships from what it had. All of our forces are way down. We are less safe.”
Trump’s comments came days before he visited the New York City 9/11 memorial, standing just 20 feet from his rival Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton was escorted out of the event by staffers who held her up and Secret Service detail agents who lifted her into her van. Her staff, more than an hour later, issued a statement saying she was “overheated.”
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