Dem Senator on Trump’s ‘Treason’ Comments: ‘Cadet Bone Spurs’ Won’t Tell Me When to Clap


Iraq war veteran and Democratic senator from Illinois Tammy Duckworth was not having it with Donald Trump on Monday after the president called lawmakers who did not sufficiently applaud his State of the Union “treasonous.”

“We don’t live in a dictatorship or a monarchy,” Duckworth tweeted in response to Trump’s comments. “I swore an oath—in the military and in the Senate—to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap”:

Trump spoke in Blue Ash, Ohio yesterday, where he once again grumbled about Democrats who wouldn’t applaud him during his speech last month. As he complained about the “un-American” gesture, Trump casually suggested that they don’t love the country and pretty much betrayed it to its enemies.

Before she entered politics, Duckworth was a Black Hawk pilot who lost both of her legs after her helicopter was shot down in 2004. She gave a speech against Trump on the senate floor last month, where she also hit the president for getting out of military service during the Vietnam War by being a “five-deferment draft dodger.”

Duckworth’s comments echo those of her colleague, Sheldon Whitehouse, who said that Trump’s comments were truly “un-American,” and that the president might be “watching too much North Korean television.”

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