Former Marine Walked Out Of Trump’s State Of The Union Address, Called POTUS A “Draft Dodger”

Everybody should have walked out with him.


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President Donald Trump used the military as a prop during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, infuriating Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) enough that he walked out.

Moulton served four tours of duty in Iraq as a United States Marine from 2003 to 2008, earning a Bronze Star for his actions on the battlefield.

Trump, on the other hand, dodged the draft five times during the Vietnam War and has never served a day in uniform in the service of his country (as is the case with everyone in the Trump family).

And that was just one reason why Moulton walked out of the State of the Union when Trump began bragging about what he has supposedly done for the military.

“To safeguard American Liberty, we have invested a record-breaking $2.2 trillion in the United States Military,” Trump said. “We have purchased the finest planes, missiles, rockets, ships, and every other form of military equipment — all made in the United States of America.”

He went on from there, even going so far as to exploit a former Tuskegee airman who flew during World War II as some sort of proof that he loves our armed forces.

Moulton simply could not stand the lies, nor could he sit there and pretend that Trump is a patriot. So, he walked out.

On Wednesday, Moulton took to Twitter to explain why he walked out and provided examples of Trump’s various attacks and insults on the military that made every word he spoke on Tuesday night hypocritical.

Indeed, Trump frequently attacked McCain for being a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War and continued attacking the war hero while he was fighting brain cancer. And most recently, Trump has shrugged off the traumatic brain injuries suffered by dozens of American soldiers in Iraq as mere “headaches” after Iran fired missiles at a military base in retaliation against his order to assassinate one of their generals.

Trump is all talk when he brags about the military during official speeches, but he has demonstrated time and time again that he has no respect for the men and women who have served and are currently serving. It’s disgraceful, and it’s why Moulton was right to walk out.

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