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Veteran supports Trump's Afghanistan plan

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 23:24:36-04

President Trump addressed the American people Monday about the country's plan of attack in Afghanistan.

The President says the longest war in American History must come to a valliant end.

President Trump says he's not planning to pull troops out of Afghanistan anytime soon, but instead to increase the power those troops have on the ground. The President says he decisions no longer will go through Washington first. 

We spoke with Western New York Political Analyst Russ Gugino, who is also a Trump supporter following the address. Gugino's son served two tours in Afghanistan.

"I got emotional when I saw those troops," he said. "It reminded me of my son and I could just picture my son taking those instructions from his Commander in Chief."

President Trump says those serving in Afghanistan deserve the tools to fight and win.

Democratic leaders are weighing in on the President's statement. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says, 

"I found the President's speech tonight terribly lacking. Lacking in details, lacking in substance and lacking in a vision of what success in Afghanistan looks like."

The President did receive support from Republican leaders like Congressman Chris Collins who said,

"Tonight, Donald Trump demonstrated one of the reasons why America elected him to be President. That is to confront and defeat America's enemies making our nation and its citizens safe in the world."