StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently traveled to New York, NY, for a conversation with Alex McCoy (right, in the courtesy photo above), co-founder of #VetsVsHate, a grassroots advocacy movement seeking to give voice to veterans who feel co-opted by Donald Trump’s bigoted rhetoric. In the interview, McCoy discusses what his military experience taught him about the way U.S. foreign policy is perceived around the world, and why it is important to combat the perception that all veterans accede to and support the rhetoric of the Republican presidential nominee.

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This interview was originally published by OnBckgrnd.com, on Aug. 25, 2016.