Gabbard Claims Trump Is Turning the Military Into ‘Prostitutes’ Over Saudi Situation: ‘You Are Not Our Pimp.’

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) speaks about the formation of the Congressional Servicewomen and Women Veterans Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) compared President Donald Trump to a “pimp” for his latest comments on the situation in the Middle East.

Over the weekend, the world’s largest oil refineries in Saudi Arabia were attacked, impacting about 5% of the world’s crude oil. The U.S. believes Iran is behind the attacks and has signaled their support for the Saudi government.

While the president has since made it clear that he is not interested in war, he originally announced that Americans were “locked and loaded” to retaliate against Iran, but his wording of the tweet drew criticisms as it seemed as though he was waiting on orders from Saudi Arabia.

As IJR previously reported, Gabbard accused Trump of being “Saudi Arabia’s bitch” and made it clear she disapproves of the president’s comments, as did several others.

She then doubled down on her remarks, claiming that Trump is treating the U.S. military as “prostitutes” that he can “pimp” out to countries like Saudi Arabia.

Watch Gabbard’s comment’s below:

“Yesterday, President Trump offered to place our military, my brothers and sisters in uniform, under the command of Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the dictator of the Islamist kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Trump said: ‘We are locked and loaded but we are waiting to hear from the kingdom as to who they believe is the cause of this attack and under what terms we would proceed.’ Now, Mr. President, as you know, I have never engaged in hateful rhetoric against you or your family, and I never will. But your offering our military assets to the dictator of Saudi Arabia to use as he sees fit is a betrayal of my brothers and sisters in uniform who are ready to give our lives for our country. Not for the Islamists dictator of Saudi Arabia. And for you to think that you can pimp out our proud servicemen and women to the Prince of Saudi Arabia is disgraceful. And it once again shows that you are unfit to serve as our commander in chief.”

Gabbard made it clear that she found it “disgraceful” that Trump seemed to be deferring to the Saudi government. She also noted that she believes the president needs to seek the consent of Congress before taking any action in the Middle East.

She concluded by harshly saying, “My fellow service members and I, we are not your prostitutes. You are not our pimp.”

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WellHungChad
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SyPhyllis, I’m quite sure Tulsi has done more for our country than you have ever dreamed of. I give her respect because she’s got the guts to tear at the guts of the Democrat (Socialist/Communist Lover) party, even if she doesn’t know she’s doing it. Maybe it’s just me, but I suspect she’s a DINO, She really threw a wet towel on Kamela! I’ll call her out because I disagree with her recent comment…: but she may be playing the sacrificial lamb. If she makes it to the primaries I might vote for her as she plays suicide bomber for… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Tulsi Gabbard is at 1% in the polling for several reasons—the least of which is NOT that she visited Assad and repeatedly claimed the opposition to Assad were terrorists. If the D’s were looking for a candidate that sucked up to brutal dictators, they would simply endorse Trump for a 2nd term.

Screwtape
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While I hope Tulsi, in her new strategy to move to the middle, succeeds, here she is wrong. She is LITERALLYlikening her service to being a prostitute and cheapens the duty and service by using those terms. Her use of “pimping” is a gross insult to those serving and she SHOULD know it. What happened to chain-of-command? Prostitution is a service industry. So is the military, albeit with better benefits. Both are not without hazard. No one is compelled to sign for military service and things like education, citizenship, opportunity, and *ahem* VA benefits are among the “pay”. It evens… Read more »

WellHungChad
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Ummm…Tulsi, President Trump hasn’t committed to anything yet. He has been very consistent in his anti-war stance over many years. You just jumped to conclusions over his “locked and loaded” comment….which was, no doubt, bait for you Democrat idiots to pounce on! Congratulations, you fell for it!

James
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As the Commander in Chief, POTUS Trump has the authority to use our military any place, any time a situation presents itself. While the US is not the World’s police force, no Nation is NOW better equipped to take on an adversary than the US. Trump certainly does not need the okay from any political loser to carry out his duties.

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