WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US presidential candidate Donald Trump has won the endorsement of 44 additional admirals and generals, bringing to 164 the total number of flag officer endorsements to 164, according to a statement issued by the candidate’s campaign on Friday.
"Working with our armed forces is the most important responsibility of the presidency," Trump said in the statement. "I thank each of these strong leaders for their dedicated service to our country and their confidence in me to serve as commander-in-chief."
On September 7, the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton announced that 95 generals and admirals supported her bid for the presidency.
A day earlier, eighty-eight retired generals said in an open letter they backed Trump as the best candidate to become the next US commander-in-chief and change the country’s security posture.