Clinton, Trump escalate fight in dramatic week on national security

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy in ClevelandBy Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed over national security again on Friday, with Trump calling his Democratic rival “trigger-happy” and Clinton arguing his proposals would make the world a more dangerous place. The two White House hopefuls have waged a running battle this week over who is best placed to command the world’s most powerful military, with both touting their support from retired military leaders and attacking their opponent’s temperament and judgment. Trump also injected drama into the national security debate this week by wholeheartedly endorsing Russian President Vladimir Putin as a strong leader who has fared better than U.S. President Barack Obama.

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