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Sen. Duckworth Rips Trump: I Won’t Be Lectured On Military Needs By A ‘Five-Deferment Draft Dodger’

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Sen. Duckworth Rips Trump: I Won’t Be Lectured On Military Needs By A ‘Five-Deferment Draft Dodger’




Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), an Iraq War hero who lost both her legs in service, ripped into President Trump in a fiery speech on the Senate floor, telling the president she “will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft-dodger” and labeling Trump as “Cadet Bone Spurs.”

“Does he even know that there are service members who are in harm’s way right now, watching him, looking for their commander in chief to show leadership, rather than [trying] to deflect blame?” Duckworth said. “Or that his own Pentagon says that the short-term funding plans he seems intent on pushing is actually harmful to not just the military, but to our national security?”

“I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible,” she continued. “Sadly, this is something that the current occupant of the Oval Office does not seem to care to do — and I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger.”



“And I have a message for cadet bone spurs: If you cared about our military, you’d stop baiting Kim Jong Un into a war that could put 85,000 American troops, and millions of innocent civilians, in danger.”

Duckworth’s comments come after Trump cast blame on the Democrats for the government shutdown, tweeting Saturday that they decided to “play shutdown politics.”





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