While Donald Trump has repeatedly called for an increase in spending on the nation’s military, he told a rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Tuesday night that if elected as President, he would ask the Congress to lift the spending caps known as the “sequester” in order to boost defense spending.
“I will ask Congress to eliminate the sequester and immediately re-invest in our military,” Trump said.
“Right now, we have the smallest Air Force since 1947, the smallest Army since 1939, and one of the smallest Navy’s since 1917,” he added.
Let's be clear: "end sequester" means blow out defense budget without any reform. That's the new Trump defense plan?
“We have no choice, we have to have – maybe more than ever before – a strong and powerful military,” Trump said to cheers.
Trump said nothing on Tuesday night about the domestic side of sequestration, spending limits on the budget which most Democrats have opposed, while most Republicans have urged an end to tighter budget limits on the military.
The GOP nominee is expected to further discuss his plan on how best to build the military during a speech in Philadelphia on Wednesday as well.
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