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Veterans at the American Legion Post 318 in Port St. Lucie watch Commander-in-Chief forum

Posted at 11:03 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 08:15:57-04

It's not the first presidential debate, but NBC's exclusive Commander-in-Chief forum Wednesday night was a start for veterans to make their 2016 decision.

"We have to understand what each candidate is for," said Richard Feldman, Commander of the American Legion Post 318 in Port St. Lucie.

Feldman is concerned about veterans care. He served in World War II and continue to serve the country as a legionnaire.

"I want to hear what they are going to do to privatize, to help veterans who can't go to the VA, have care outside of the VA and have it paid for by the Veterans Administration," added Feldman.

Roger Royer agrees, but he's not positive Hillary Clinton can give veterans what they need right now.

"Can she ever tell the truth," said Royer as he heard Clinton answer questions about her private email scandal.

Royer says he's leaning toward Trump because of his views to strengthen the military.

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"I just feel that Trump is a little bit rash at times, but he is forward and I think we need a change," said Royer.

Trump was questioned about his temperament and how he would react as Commander-in-Chief. He was also asked specifics of his plan to defeat Isis. He maintained he wants to be unpredictable.

"He's 100 percent right, unpredictability. Don't let them know what you're going to do," said Royer.

Some at the American Legion Post are in favor of Clinton, but did not want to publicly make a comment. Others said they are still undecided.

Feldman says he wants to hear both candidates debate before he makes a decision.

"At this point, I can't make a decision because neither one has served our country. Neither one know what veterans have gone through," added Feldman.

The first presidential debate will be held on September 26.

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