U.S. President-elect Donald Trump holds a rally at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina as part of his ''USA Thank You Tour 2016,'' inviting his Defense Secretary pick General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis on stage. Rough Cut (no reporter).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) In the latest stop on a "thank you" tour of states critical to his Nov. 8 election win, Trump introduced his choice for defense secretary, General James Mattis, to a large crowd in this city near the Fort Bragg military base, which has deployed soldiers to 90 countries around the world. In Fayetteville, he vowed a strong rebuilding of the U.S. military, which he suggested has been stretched too thin. Instead of investing in wars, he said, he would spend money to build up America's aging roads, bridges and airports. Even so, Trump said he wants to boost spending on the military. To help pay for his buildup, Trump pledged to seek congressional approval for lifting caps on defense spending that were part of "sequestration" legislation that imposed cut spending across the board.