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Afghan war veteran assails Trump over draft deferment

Afghan war veteran assails Trump over draft deferment

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May 27, 2019 - 08:19

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The 2020 presidential hopeful called Trump’s medical deferment for bone spurs  an assault on the honour of this country.

The mayor of South Bend in Indiana and a 2020 Democratic presidential runner has assailed President Donald Trump for avoiding military service.

Pete Buttigieg alleged the current A,erican president been guilty of medical deferment during the Vietnam War. The act amounted to an assault on the honour of the US, he claimed.

The HuffPost quoted Buttigieg as saying: “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.”

Also an Afghan war veteran, Buttigieg said Trump, while draft-eligible for the Vietnam War, received deferments because a doctor diagnosed him with bone spurs in his feet.

In December last year, daughters of the doctor said it was done as “a favor” to Trump’s father, Fred Trump.

Buttigieg also criticized Trump for reportedly considering pardons for several U.S. service members accused of war crimes, calling the idea “slander against veterans that could only come from somebody who never served.”

The Democrat remarked he had no issue standing up to somebody who was working on Season 7 of Celebrity Apprentice “when I was packing my bags for Afghanistaninfo-icon,”

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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