WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iraq War veteran who is running for president says President Donald Trump “is not a patriot.”
Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Trump’s doctor lied to get him out of serving in the Vietnam War. Moulton said twice of Trump, “He’s not a patriot.” Moulton said the president “used his father’s connections to get a doctor to lie about bone spurs, so he could stay home.”
The president has never served in the military. He obtained several deferments to avoid going to Vietnam, including one attained with a physician’s letter stating that he suffered from bone spurs in his feet. Moulton also said Trump’s friendliness toward Russia and his criticism of the late Sen. John McCain disqualify the president as a patriot.
Scott Walker, former governor of Wisconsin, center, waves during a rally with U.S. President Donald Trump in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S., on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Trump on Saturday night revved up his campaign pitch to voters in key Rust Belt states by touting the U.S. economy, saying he’s working to stop jobs from moving to neighboring countries, and mocking his Democratic opponents. Photographer: Lauren Justice/Bloomberg via Getty Images