Jake Tapper Lights Up ‘Tough Guys’ Trump and Biden: ‘Nine Vietnam Deferments’ Between Them


Twitter has been buzzing over the prospect of a fist fight between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden after the two men exchanged barbs threatening the other with violence. One observer, though, seems none too amused.

In a scathing Tweet Thursday morning, CNN anchor Jake Tapper slammed both Trump and Biden for their juvenile exchange — and accused both of being all talk and no action.

Tapper was actually one deferment short. Trump, according to The New York Times, received five draft deferments — one of which was owed to his diagnosis of bone spurs. Biden too, received five deferments — according to the AP. He was ultimately disqualified from service due to having suffered from asthma as a teenager — the time during which he claims he would have “beat the hell” out of Trump for disrespecting women.

The CNN anchor went on to compare both Trump and Biden to a man who actually served — retired Air Force Sgt. Tom Brown, Tapper’s father-in-law.

“Isn’t running around talking about how tough he is,” Tapper wrote.

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