A retired general in Georgia goes to bat for Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. AP file.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. AP file.

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump traded barbs Tuesday over their handling of military issues, with Clinton releasing an ad in Georgia (you can see it here) and other competitive states, which is aimed at veterans, while Trump highlighted a letter from nearly 90 retired generals and military brass, endorsing his presidential campaign.

Trump’s endorsement letter includes the name of Troy Tolbert, a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general who lives in Valdosta, according to his Facebook page.  Tolbert said Clinton would continue President Barack Obama’s “failed foreign policy that has left our great nation weaker and our military neglected.”

Clinton, meanwhile, also said Tuesday the endorsements from retired Gen. John Allen and other military and intelligence officials signal she has support from experts who “know they can count on me to be the kind of commander in chief who will protect our country and our troops.” Her supporters last month released an open letter signed by 15 Georgia military veterans casting Trump as “dangerously clueless” and a threat to the U.S. Constitution.

The dueling rhetoric comes a day ahead of a forum hosted by NBC and MSNBC featuring both Trump and Clinton that will focus on national security and defense.

The two candidates are fighting to earn the votes of the nearly 21 million veterans in the U.S., an influential bloc in states such as Georgia with several military bases and a heavy presence of former soldiers. An estimated 750,000 veterans live in the Peach State, about 8 percent of Georgia’s total population.

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Thomas E. Sims Sr.
Thomas E. Sims Sr.

Sad day in this country when retired military would support Trump for president. A Coward, 5 derferments and refused to serve this country in time of war.A failure in all his business and file for bankruptcy 5 times. This veteran will not be voting forTrump.#NeverTrump. #Hillary2016.

Robert Duray
Robert Duray

Who cares there is 100s against this insane man.

John Woods
John Woods

There are a lot more Retired Military going to Bat for Trump than just Generals...

Angie York
Angie York

Lifelong Ga resident here. .ALL IN FOR TRUMP!

Naomi Hardin-Cantrell
Naomi Hardin-Cantrell

Wanda Harper, WHEN YOU REFER TO "LEVEL-HEADED" PEOPLE IN GA THAT YOU KNOW WILL VOTE FOR DON THE CON, DO YOU MEAN THE BIGOTS, RACISTS, LIARS, UNEDUCATED, UNLEARNED PEOPLE WHO THINK HATRED SHOULD BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR DEMOCRACY??? NEVER MIND THE LIES AND UNPREPAREDNESS OF "YOUR" CON MAN WHO WOULDN'T RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH OR A POLICY IF IT SMACKED HIM IN THE FACE!!! WASTE YOUR VOTE, YOUR LOSS.

Steven Richardson
Steven Richardson

Even if one were to rate Hillary a 3 on a scale of 1-10, Trump would at most be a -30 on the same scale. Hillary is the only rational choice of the two candidates that have any possibility of being elected.

Jorge Herrera
Jorge Herrera

because racism is all that matters to those that vote for trump he can be stupid and crazy but he hates anyone who is not white or pretending to be christian so the monsters in this country will support him happily...vote blue vote against the american NAZI party and it's leader trump

Wanda Harper
Wanda Harper

Hope Georgia gets behind Trump-Pence. I know there is some level headed people in Ga.and that they will vote for Trump.

Teresa Holman
Teresa Holman

Jorge, go troll some Radical Islamists instead of Patriotic Americans. You brave warrior, lol.

Lila Hadden
Lila Hadden

Yes I know a lot of people voting for Trump in Georgia. All my family and friends

Joe Fincher
Joe Fincher

He certainly wouldn't go to bat for shrill hill!!!

Jamie Harden
Jamie Harden

I don't care what a retired General says.( how long retired?) I will never vote for a man that made fun of a Gold Star Family and everyone else. Women, Latin Americans, handicapped and everyone else.

Rhonda Chambers
Rhonda Chambers

Bet the military is better off without his bad decision making!

Mary Lou Lux Klemer
Mary Lou Lux Klemer

Dump the Trump!! What a sad little guy! This GEORGIAN is definitely not for him!!! \U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

Janet Snow
Janet Snow

Just don't understand how anyone could want a man who made fun of a handicap person as our president. Never mind his love for Putin. Unbelievable!

June McDermott
June McDermott

And i don't know how anyone could vote for a disgusting person like Trump who makes fun of a handicap journalist,... He is disgusting & he is a joke that loves his Russian friend Putin........

Michael Carter
Michael Carter

I don't understand how anyone could want Hillary for president.

Constance Rutledge
Constance Rutledge

I know Janet Snow. We've all seen the video of trump mocking the handicapped man over & over again and I'm still just as outraged every time I see it as I was the first time.

Annie Cook
Annie Cook

Remember when that other despicable republican made fun of a Georgia disabled vet? It's in their DNA..

Joe Fincher
Joe Fincher

I don't understand how anyone could vote for such a vile, unethical, and obviously incompetent candidate such as hillary. But I guess her idiotic comment insulting half the country is perfectly fine by dense hillary voters.

Dolores Jones
Dolores Jones

Junelle Lewis you're speaking to the Trumpster. At least you recognize that.\U0001f61c

Janet Snow
Janet Snow

I am anything but a dense Hillary supporter. I was raised to not ever make fun of people and to beware of people who do.

Brian Stuart
Brian Stuart

Never because none of its true\U0001f44d

BJ Gantt
BJ Gantt

Was wondering the same thing! NLM (NO LAUGHING MATTER)

Junelle Lewis
Junelle Lewis

Constance Rutledge, YOUR AN IDIOT!!!!!WHEN IS HILLARY GOING TO BE CHARGED FOR EXTORTION, MONEY LAUNDERING, THEFT, PAY TO PLAY, DESTROYING GOVERNMENT PROPERTY!!!! AND ''MR. BILL'' FOR ALL HIS SHANNIGANS WITH WOMEN AND ''THE CLINTON FOUNDATION!!!!! DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU RUN YOUR MOUTH, THAT'S HOW RUMOR'S GET STARTED!!! PATHETIC!!!!! TRUMP ALL THE WAY!!!!! OH AND BY THE WAY, HILLARY JUST GAVE A SPEECH AND CALLED ALL ''TRUMP'' SUPPORTER'S RACIST!!!! WOW, WONDER WHAT HER GRANDCHILD THINKS OF HER!!!!

Arden Jones
Arden Jones

Next month. And his fraud trial is in November

Julie Hartley
Julie Hartley

As a Christian lady I hope you aren't voting for Hillary either because then you whole post would be invalid... How could a Christian be ok with abortion...

George Wright
George Wright

Hoping every one in Georgia gets behind Trump-Pence

Larry McDaniel
Larry McDaniel

Another one of Trump's deplorable minions. That basket is getting mighty full

Lila Hadden
Lila Hadden

Liberals don't know how to do anything but say racist,

Naomi Hardin-Cantrell
Naomi Hardin-Cantrell

GEORGE, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE KOOL-AID. EVERYONE IN GA IS NOT A BIGOT, OR RACIST, OR A MEMBER OF THE RETHUGLIKKKAN POTTY. WHY SHOULD "EVERYONE " IN GA "GET BEHIND" ANYONE OR ANYTHING??? WHY WALK BACKWARDS, DO YOU HAVE A FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN??? GROW UP GEORGE AND MOVE QUIETLY INTO THE 21ST CENTURY. TRY IT, IT'S NOT SO BAD. NO ONE WANTS TO SUPPORT AN IDIOT WHO HAS NO CLUE WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE OFFICE OF THE POTUS ARE. AND YOUR HOPE... GIVE IT A BREAK!!!

Steve Morris
Steve Morris

Trump will be a great president he is a million times better than Clinton

Annie Cook
Annie Cook

Based on what? Fox News doesn't count.

Jei Rome
Jei Rome

another trumphole deplorable

Junelle Lewis
Junelle Lewis

obama with hillarys help has given billions of our tax dollars to countries around the world and wants to bring hundreds of thousands of refugees here for us to support..they do all this while ignoring the large inner cities that are falling down while the blacks there are killing each other in record numbers.. while record numbers of americans are living on the street and starving.. while our veterans are falling dead because they can not get medical attention..while the elderly are so poor that they have to choose between eating or taking their medication.. can't everyone see how wrong this is for our so called leaders to not make the welfare of our own people their priority ?? that is why trump is doing so well in this election.. he wants to put americans first..

Junelle Lewis
Junelle Lewis

Arden Jones forming an opinion without any knowledge to base it on is ignorant.. what would I be if the subject warranted me using a phrase like, the military, the veterans, the handicapped, the native americans, the japanese.......you liberals have nothing to use in hillary's or obama's defense so racist is what you automatically fall back on..

Arden Jones
Arden Jones

I can tell you are a racist by your use of the phrase "the blacks." Thanks for identifying yourself.

Rhonda Chambers
Rhonda Chambers

What do they need defending for, one is currently the president, Madame President will follow in November.#Threepeat

Junelle Lewis
Junelle Lewis

Rhonda Chambers read my very first post and defend them for that

Nolan Teter
Nolan Teter

Junelle Lewis, your very first post is fact free.

Junelle Lewis
Junelle Lewis

Nolan Teter I would love to hear your explanation of how you come to that conclusion...

Dolores Jones
Dolores Jones

Trump has lived a life of extreme indulgence. There is no record anywhere of his doing anything significantly charitable. He rehabbed an ice rink but what has he done to improve the lives of those less fortunate than himself. He lies. He has a reputation of not paying people who have done work for them. Please don't be fooled to think he will do something for you.

Daniel Eason
Daniel Eason

How many times will Junelle copy and paste this racist post to the page? It's as though she thoroughly enjoys being known to be a racist.

Naomi Hardin-Cantrell
Naomi Hardin-Cantrell

JANELLE, YOU WOULD NEED TO BE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED BEFORE YOU'D NEED TO WORRY ABOUT SUPPORTING REFUGEES. ARE YOU REALLY CONCERNED OR JUST FEELING A BIT SUPERIOR?!? NOT SURPRISED, THAT'S THE THINKING OF MOST POOR PEOPLE WHO'S FOREPARENTS CAME TO THIS COUNTRY IN A SIMILAR FASHION. SHAME ON YOU FOR NOT KNOWING YOUR OWN HISTORY!!!

Shelly Eigen
Shelly Eigen

Junelle -- you have your own business. YOU LIVE IN TENN. HOTBED OF BIGOTRY...YOU are a product of your environment, unfortunately, and if I LIVED NEARBY I WOULD NEVER purchase anything at your store/that you & your husband live in...you may be creative, but your 'stories' are significantly lacking in veracity and tact. Give it up and quit reposting this ignorant nonsense/duping it to bore us all to death with your tripe!

Junelle Lewis
Junelle Lewis

for all of you that have looked at junelle's page and think you know so much, I am junelles husband , these are my posts and we don't live in tenn or have a store.. I am a disabled nam vet that just loves my country..... the things and people I listed in my first post that are being ignored is what/who we should be helping first before we give out money around the world or bring other people to our country to support..trump and the vast majority of his supporters just want our country to be safer and for everyone to have their needs met..unless we are all safe and secure then none of us are..now, tell me what is wrong with wanting that for our country and our people..

Arden Jones
Arden Jones

Junelle Lewis You repost awful things and expect us to not think you're an awful person?

Junelle Lewis
Junelle Lewis

Arden Jones I don't know that I have posted anything that is not the truth.. I want our country to survive and for everyone of us to have a decent life.. even though many think everything has been fine under obama there are a lot of americans living miserable lives.. trump is far from perfect but I believe he has an honest desire to help our country..the political class has made no effort to help anyone except themselves and the ones that buy them off

Nancy Chorpenning
Nancy Chorpenning

She can't help it, everybody. Leave Junelle alone, bless her heart. She's doing the best she can. \U0001f602

Arden Jones
Arden Jones

Junelle Lewis is your life miserable?