Cotton: Trump Wants to Make America ‘Tough and Strong’ to Avoid Wars

‘Trump ... wants to make America tough and strong and respected in the world again, not so we can win wars, but to avoid them’

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COTTON:”I think the President clearly does respect generals, as do I and as do most Americans. The generals that he’s put in his cabinet, men like Jim Mattis and John Kelly, now H.R. McMaster, they were colonels when the war started. So the lives we lost on the war were not just names on the division personnel roster to them, they were the young soldiers with whom they trained in the same gym and ate in the same dining hall. They knew these men. They know the highest priority is the preservation of piece and the avoidance of war through being prepared for war. I think Donald Trump appreciates that and he wants to make America tough and strong and respected in the world again, not so we can win wars, but precisely so we can avoid them.”

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