Republican presidential candidate Jim Gilmore believes he is the best candidate for veterans — but why?

"Experience," the Army veteran said in a phone interview with the Washington Examiner. "The fact that I have actually been in uniform, stationed overseas. I'm one of the two veterans in the race ... I have empathy and understanding of veterans that I think other candidates — there's no reason for them to have it. I have actual experience. And from a managerial standpoint, we have to get things done. We have to understand that we have to make it a priority."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is the only other remaining presidential candidate in either party that has military experience.

Gilmore said that the U.S. needs to take better care of its veterans and improve access and quality of medical care.

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