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Donald Trump Shares His Thoughts On The Role Of Government

At CNN's town hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday night, an audience member asked Trump, “What are the top three functions of the United States government?” Trump replied, “Security for our nation. I would also say healthcare… [and] education.” He then reiterated, “The top three are security, security, security."

He explained that America needs security “so we can continue to exist as a country.” Trump went on to state, “Thousands and thousands of people are infiltrating our country. We don’t know who they are.”

In addition to security, Trump said, “Healthcare, education would be probably three that would be top.” After that, he stated, “Our military has been eaten away." He also shared that “Housing [and] providing great neighborhoods” is a function of the government.

CNN's Anderson Cooper asked Trump if he thinks education should be left to the federal government or to the states. Trump responded, “No, I want it to go to states absolutely." He said he wants to get rid of Common Core.

Trump also shared that “We need healthcare for our people. The government can lead it, but it should be privately done. We have to have private health care. We don’t have competition.”

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