Addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars in North Carolina, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says ''I pledge to work closely with the organization,'' and mocks Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's treatment of veterans. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
BROADCASTER: NO ACCESS. DIGITAL: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS. U.S. DIGITAL CLIENTS MAY USE UP TO 10 MINUTES OF RESTRICTED POOL VIDEO PER DAY PER EVENT. U.S. DIGITAL CLIENTS - NO SINGLE STORY MAY CONTAIN MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES OF RESTRICTED POOL MATERIAL/U.S. DIGITAL CLIENTS - CLIPS MUST NOT BE USED AS STANDALONE PIECES, BUT MUST INCLUDE CLIENTS' OWN EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS SUCH AS AUDIO, COMMENTARY, SUBTITLES/FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY.**~ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told veterans during an address in Charlotte, North Carolina,"The Veterans of Foreign Wars represent the very, very best of America." "When I'm president I pledge to work closely with the organization and your members to accomplish our shared goals," said Trump. The Republican outlined his ten step process of cleaning up the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. "Crooked Hillary Clinton... recently said of the VA scandal that it's not as widespread as it's been purported to be," said Trump. "We know how she takes care of the veterans. Just look at her invasion of Libya. And her handling of Benghazi- a disaster. Or look at her emails which put America's entire national security at risk." Trump pointed out Clinton was at the VFW a day earlier and said "I guess she didn't do very well." With opinion polls showing the Clinton-Trump race tightening, Clinton needs Bernie Sanders' voters more than ever. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, arrived in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention with 1,894 of 4,763 delegates after winning 13 million votes in the Democratic nominating contest.