A new Military Times survey of American military personnel revealed that active-duty service members prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton by more than a two-to-one margin.
More than 54 percent of the 951 surveyed said they would vote for Trump, while only about 25 percent said they would vote for Clinton.
On “Fox and Friends,” New York assemblyman and retired Marine Kieran Lalor said he’s a “card-carrying member of the ‘Never Hillary’ movement,” and it appears that many troops agree with him.
“[He] appeals to the young men and women who raise their right hand and said ‘I want to serve, and fight, and defend this country'” Lalor said.
He explained that Trump’s message of “Make America Great Again” has resonated with him and many who serve our country, and he believes that the billionaire businessman will be superior to Clinton at supporting both active-duty troops and veterans.
Retired Air Force officer Steven Alfasi added that he believes Trump will address the many issues that have plagued the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been in disarray for decades.
“I’m confident that Donald Trump, with his business expertise, will come in there, kick butts, get people fired and fix the VA.”