The president took to twitter in reaction to the sentencing of Bowe Bergdahl, after a military judge ruled Friday that Bergdahl will receive a dishonorable discharge from the United States Army, avoiding prison time.
Bowe Bergdahl received his sentence, which included that his military rank be reduced to private from sergeant, and requires that he pay a fine of $1,000 for the next 10 months.
Bergdahl’s attorney, civilian Eugene Fidell, said:
‘Sgt. Bergdahl has looked forward to today for a long time. As everyone knows he was a captive of the Taliban for nearly five years, and three more years have elapsed while the legal process unfolded. He has lost nearly a decade of his life.’
Bergdahl plead guilty to his charges of desertion in October.
Donald Trump felt he needed to share his ridiculous commentary via his twitter account:
The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
The response to Trump’s perplexing reaction the the sentencing was felt in the tweets below:
Fidel immediately denounced the president’s commentary, and said:
‘Every American should be offended by his assault on the fair administration of justice and his disdain for basic constitutional rights.’
After President Obama traded five detainees that were being held at Guantanamo Bay for the release of Bowe Bergdahl, he became a point of interest. This February the defense team representing Bergdahl argued that a fair trial would be impossible after the comments that Donald Trump made while on the campaign trail.
Trump made several comments about Bergdahl, including “he should be shot,” “in the good old days, he would have been executed,” and called him a “dirty, rotten traitor.”
‘Trump — when he was a candidate, of course — made really extraordinary and reprehensible comments targeted directly at our client. It’s one of the most preposterous state of affairs that I can think of in American legal history.’
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