Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg destroyed failed former president Donald Trump for comments he reportedly made while still in the White House suggesting he didn’t want wounded American veterans to be seen by the public while he was head of state.
The revelation about Trump’s comments came from a Atlantic profile of Gen. Mark Milley, who is retiring as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. According to Milley, Trump said “no one wants to see” wounded vets, which led the chairman to remark that he believed the ex-president’s attitude of those who served in the military to be “superficial, callous, and, at the deepest human level, repugnant.”
Buttigieg — who served in Afghanistan during his eight years in the Naval Reserve — was asked about the report by CNN host Dana Bash.
“I want to ask you about a new Atlantic profile that says that then President Trump complained to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley after an Army veteran who lost a leg in combat sang at an event at the Pentagon,” Bash told Buttigieg. “Trump reportedly told Milley, ‘Why do you bring people like that here, no one wants to see that, the wounded.'”
“After that article came out, Trump attacked Milley on social media, kind of a rambling post, but suggested that milley deserved the death penalty. You’re a veteran– what’s your response?” she asked
The secretary added that veterans who suffer traumatic injuries from warfare should always be honored.
“And the idea that an American president, the person to whom service members look at as a commander in chief, and the person who sets the tone for this entire country could think that way or act that way or talk that way about anyone in uniform, and certainly about those who put their bodies on the line and sacrificed in ways that most Americans will never understand, and I guess wounded veterans make president Trump feel uncomfortable.”
Trump is a coward and a scumbag. He belongs in prison. He’s certainly not fit to be commander in chief of U.S. forces.