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Buttigieg: Trump's fake injury ‘an assault on the honor of this country'

Posted On: May 26, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Buttigieg: Trump's fake injury ‘an assault on the honor of this country'

Calling it “an assault on the honor of this country,” Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday said “there is no question” that Donald Trump faked an injury to avoid serving in the Vietnam War. “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,” the mayor of South Bend told ABC's Martha Raddatz on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” “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,” he said. “That is an assault on the honor of this country.” Buttigieg, who served as a Navy intelligence officer in Afghanistan, first accused Trump of using his “privileged status to fake a disability” on Thursday in an hourlong interview with The Washington Post. Trump was exempted from military service five times at the height of the Vietnam War. He received...

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