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Illinois senator, veteran criticizes Trump military comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tammy Duckworth is criticizing President Donald Trump’s comments that Americans “don’t fight to win” wars, saying the comments show he isn’t fit to be commander in chief.

The Illinois Democrat is an Iraq war veteran who lost both legs in combat. She’s referring to comments Trump made to governors on Monday, in a speech that highlighted an upcoming proposal to boost military spending.

Trump said that when he was young, people used to say that the United States never lost a war, “and now we never win a war.” He added that “we don’t fight to win.”

Duckworth said the comments are offensive to men and women in uniform.

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