Trump's comment came during a televised national security forum where he and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton each were fielded with 30 minutes of questions about their experience and judgement to be commander in chief.Both of them never appeared on stage together. It was back to back sessions to serve as a preview of sorts for their upcoming debates.
Hillary Clinton took the stage first and quickly found herself responding at length to questions about her years in government. She accepted that she had made a mistakes in relying on a personal email account and private server as a secretary of state and also voting for the 2003 invasion of Iraq as a senator. But she defended her support for U.S. military intervention to help oust a dictator in Libya, despite the chaotic aftermath.
"I'm asking to be judged on the totality of my record." Said Clinton.
Clinton vowed to not send American ground troops into Iraq or Syria to fight the Islamic State group. And she pledged to hold weekly Oval Office meetings with representatives from the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs to stay abreast of health care for veterans.She said that during discussion on her foreign policy.
On Trump's foreign policy. He claimed that he has a private blueprint for defeating the extremist group and that he would demand a plan from military leaders within 30 days of taking office. He was asked whether the military leaders are going to be the crop of generals in Pentagon at the moment, Trump simply replied by saying that they will probably be different generals.
Trump further renew his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin for having a great control over Russian Federation. He stood by a previous comment that appeared to blame military sexual assaults on men and women serving together, but added he would not seek to remove women from the military. And for the first time, he opened the door to granting legal status to people living in the U.S. illegally who join the military.
"I think that when you serve in the armed forces, that's a very special situation, and I could see myself working that out." Trump said.
With just two months until Election Day, national security has emerged as a centrepiece issue in the White House race. Both candidates believe they have the upper hand, with Clinton contrasting her experience with Trump's unpredictability and the Republican arguing that Americans worried about their safety will be left with more of the same if they elect Obama's former secretary of state.
While GOP candidates are often seen by voters as having an advantage on military and national security issues, Trump is far from a traditional Republican. He has no military experience and has repeatedly criticized the skill of the armed forces lool.