Donald Trump is expected to unveil a plan to end the military sequester — across-the-board budget cuts — during a speech in Philadelphia, a day after saying he would ask his top military officials to formulate a plan within his first 30 days in office to defeat ISIS.
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“We are going to convey my top generals and give them a simple instruction,” Trump told a crowd in Greenville, N.C., on Tuesday. “They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating ISIS. We have no choice.”
In a briefing with the campaign, an aide previewed his address to the Union League, adding that Trump would request a substantial increase in military spending, as he previously advocated.
His address will largely focus on military spending, presenting a contrast between what the campaign calls the “adventurism” of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and Trump’s “clear-eyed” pursuit of U.S. interests.
Trump also laid out other plans for his first days in office — a rare display of specificity for the candidate.
“The change will begin my first day in office. No. 1, we are going to eliminate every single unconstitutional order and restore the rule of law to our land,” he said. “Then we are going to begin implementing plans for [the] construction of a wall along our southern border. In other words, we will build the wall.”