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Trump’s Generals: Hillary Wants ‘Cold War 2.0’

Donald Trump’s advisers have released a statement implying Hillary Clinton is responsible for the rise of the Islamic State terror group and America’s deteriorating ties with Russia. In a Monday night post from the Twitter account for their book Field of Fight, retired Gen. Michael Flynn and Keith Kellogg wrote Trump offers U.S. voters a “true reset” in the upcoming election. The statement, circulated by Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, praises Trump as being “unbound by the policies of the recent past” that “allowed a fundamentalist radical Islamist terrorist group to grow” and created the conflict in Syria. Flynn and Kellogg accused Clinton of bringing about “a return to Cold War 2.0 with the Russians,” overlooking Moscow’s invasion of Crimea and aggression in Ukraine for the past two years. “Frustrated, confused, and disillusioned” Americans “are increasingly tired of ‘experts’ telling them their beliefs are wrong,” the statement reads, positioning Trump as the anti-establishment candidate who can turn everything around. The statement comes amid warnings from national-security officials and breakaway Republicans that Trump would be “dangerous” if allowed to lead the nation.