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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Rips “Bully” Donald Trump in Washington Post

The family of Alexander Vindman moved the the United States when he was just 3 years old. The Ukrainian-born Vindman has spent all of his adult life serving in the Army. That decorated military career came to an end when the Lt. Colonel alerted officials to Donald Trump’s curious phone calls with the Ukraine.

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Vindman, he says, decided to retire thanks to a non-stop bullying campaign by the White House. Over the weekend, the former military officer penned a Washington Post op-ed detailing his experiences with the President.

“After 21 years, six months and 10 days of active military service,” he wrote. “I am now a civilian. I made the difficult decision to retire because a campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation by President Trump and his allies forever limited the progression of my military career.”

Vindman continued, “At no point in my career or life have I felt our nation’s values under greater threat and in more peril than at this moment. Our national government during the past few years has been more reminiscent of the authoritarian regime my family fled more than 40 years ago than the country I have devoted my life to serving.”

The former Lt. Colonel ended his piece, “To this day, despite everything that has happened, I continue to believe in the American Dream. I believe that in America, right matters. I want to help ensure that right matters for all Americans.”

You can read the full column here



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