Will Trump ride Pentagon spending to reelection?

William Hartung  |  February 14, 2020

By William Hartung, includes “… Perhaps the president’s most blatant linkage of Pentagon spending-related jobs to his political future came in a March 2019 speech at an Army tank plant in Lima, Ohio. After a round of ‘U.S.A! U.S.A.!’ chants from the assembled crowd, Trump got right down to it: ‘Well, you better love me; I kept this place open, that I can tell you.’ …”

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