War Hero Tammy Duckworth Responds To Trump’s Military Tweet Like A Pissed Off Veteran

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Since assuming office, President Trump has been no stranger to using issues he knows so little about, in an attempt to garner public opinion in favor of his bizarre and ludicrous agenda. Often times, the president has used topics that are emotion-based and impactful for both Democrats and Republicans, in order to throw blame towards his opponents, trying to guilt lawmakers to get his way. Although these pitiful attempts have been meaningless in promoting his policies, he continues to use such tactics, as he digs himself into an even bigger ditch.

Prior to the vote on the short-term funding bill in the Senate Friday night, that would have kept a government shutdown from taking place, President Trump published a tweet attacking Democrats for their apparent heartlessness towards the U.S. military, as opposing lawmakers failed to give in to the president’s whims.

In doing so, Trump not only put on display his utter lack of knowledge regarding the government shutdown itself, but used the military as a means of inciting guilt and shame against Democratic lawmakers. As has been the trend with his ill-informed tweets, his mentioning of the military received significant backlash, specifically from Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-I.L.). Duckworth, a former U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, immediately put Trump in his place by calling him a “five-deferment draft dodger,” and having no place to lecture anybody about the respect or care for the military.

During her remarks on the Senate floor, Duckworth berated Trump for mentioning the military to promote his agenda, criticizing his attempt to play with the well-being and safety of military men and women abroad, and questioning his understanding about how the government shutdown would impact the military.

In the clip above, Duckworth outlines the extent to which Trump’s games are endangering troops abroad, and sheds light on the apparent lack of leadership skills required for such a position in office. She states that,

‘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 to deflect blame? 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?’

Trump has often utilized the military issue in the past in order to win over public opinion, despite the fact that his own actions speak for themselves when it comes to caring about the military – whether it is attacking the Gold Star family during the elections themselves, his attempt to ban transgender individuals from enlisting, or the sheer fact that he has not only failed, but seemingly has no intent, on visiting troops stationed abroad to provide a show of support, in the same way that so many presidents before him had done.

In the last 24 hours, Trump has published a series of tweets continuing to leverage the well-being of the military to criticize his opponents, while accusing the Democrats of wanting the shutdown to take place. As tensions continue to boil, it is evident that Trump has no intentions to act in a respectful or diplomatic manner.

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