Pete Buttigieg calls out Trump’s decision to ‘Fake a disability’ to avoid serving in Vietnam: “I think it’s fairly obvious”
The Democratic field is filled with strong candidates and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is certainly one of them.
It is refreshing to see this man, who served in Afghanistan, take it to a bully like Donald Trump who received five deferments from the Vietnam war, one of which was a diagnosis of “bone spurs” in his heel.
Buttigieg told the Washington Post this morning: “I don’t have a problem standing up to somebody who was working on Season 7 of Celebrity Apprentice when I was packing my bags for Afghanistan. … I have a pretty dim view of his decision to use his privileged status to fake a disability in order to avoid serving in Vietnam. … This is actually really important because I don’t mean to trivialize disability, but I think that’s exactly what he did. When you think about the way somebody can exploit the system, and needless to say, the way he has treated and mocked disabled people is just one more example of the many affronts to basic decency that this president has inflicted on this country. … I mean, if he were a conscientious objector, I’d admire that,” Buttigieg continued. “But this is somebody who I think it’s fairly obvious … took advantage of the fact that he was the child of a multimillionaire in order to pretend to be disabled so that somebody could go to war in his place.”