Pete Buttigieg Doubles Down on Slamming Trump’s Draft Dodging: He ‘Pretended to be Disabled’

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Last week, 2020 Democrat Pete Buttigieg raised a lot of eyebrows when he leveled his most brazen attack on Trump yet, saying the president “faked a disability” — and on Sunday he doubled down on that line of rhetoric during an interview with Martha Raddatz of ABC.

Raddatz asked Buttigieg if he is “pretty positive” about his remarks last week.

The presidential candidate responded, “Yes, there is no question, I think to any reasonable observer, that the president found a way to falsify a disabled status, taking advantage of his privileged status in order to avoid serving.”

He added, “You have somebody who thinks it’s all right to let somebody go in his place into a deadly war and is willing to pretend to be disabled in order to do it. That is an assault on the honor of this country.”

Following that, Raddatz asked about Trump’s statements about possibly pardoning war criminals, and Buttigieg was critical. He said that the president’s remarks are “a slander against veterans that could only have come from somebody who never served.”

Here’s a clip of that interview:

Unlike Trump, Buttigieg did serve in the military and spent several months in Afghanistan as a Naval intelligence officer.

The president’s military history stands in contrast as he claimed to have a bone spur in his heel in order to dodge the Vietnam draft. In late 2018, two New York women told the New York Times that their father was the podiatrist who wrote the exemption note and that he did it as a favor to Donald Trump’s father.

Trump doesn’t seem to know quite how to deal with Buttigieg, who has become one of the top contenders in the 2020 race. The president only recently branded the presidential candidate with a nickname, and it mostly served to date the president rather than serve up a laugh at Buttigieg’s expense.

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Otis
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Buttgig should be commended for his service; He’s obviously smart as he is a Rhodes Scholar, but Billy C was also a Rhodes Scholar and also a draft dodger. I hope some ‘intelligence’ rubbed off on B from a military standpoint, because he is a true rising star in this neo-Democratic Party and his ideas are far from profound, they are radical. Some of the crap flying out of his mouth may be just for show, but if so, who are the lunatic’s who are digging his message(s)? Look out for this dude. After all, Super O came out of… Read more »

Sherri
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All these people claiming such have no idea what the draft was like and how things worked. You can’t fake bone spurs. What an idiot!

Screwtape
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The Butt, were he not scoring points in an attack on Trump, might also note that Obozo and Slick Willie did not serve.

Service is a distinction and honor. It does not gift one with political qualifications or superhuman abilities. Let’s be clear on that.

Charles
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Butt Gag needs to relax. His accusations won’t work. As far as the ‘two women’ who aren’t named, but say their father wrote the excuse: first – are they divulging private medical information on a patient? That’s a no-no. Second – are they falsely accusing, like the three women that slithered out from under their rocks to falsely accuse Bret Kavanaugh of sexual attacks? Really, how would they know about their father’s practice in such detail? Third – all medical conditions that result in a reduced induction rating were verified by a military doctor. Sounds like political BS to me.… Read more »

angela hamon
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angela hamon

I’m not a Dr but I am a veteran. It seems that even if we take President Trump at his word, he referred to his promiscuity as “my personal Vietnam”. THAT IS a slap in the face to those who served, in addition to his long standing feud with Hon. John McCain which now includes surviving members of McCain’s family.

frank
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frank

Buttgeek doesn’t yet recognize his brain’s disabled.

Richard D. Wyatt
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Richard D. Wyatt

Something tells me that he’s the “catcher”!

Richard D. Wyatt
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Richard D. Wyatt

In ’67, on my 18th birthday, I reported to the “Selective Service Office” to register for the draft as was then required by law. Having been born blind in one eye, I had all of my recorded medical history in my pocket but not once was I given the opportunity to put it forward. The very first “test” of the physical exam, the one where you’re required to read the letters on the chart, indicated I had “impaired vision” & the second one, where they examined my feet, indicated I had “flat feet”. Either of these was more than adequate… Read more »

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