Tammy Duckworth on Trump: I’d Take My Titanium Legs Over his Bone Spurs Any Day
Tammy Duckworth not only served her country, she sacrificed for America as well. The Illinois senator lost both her legs in 2004 when her helicopter was hit by an Iraqi missile. While Tucker Carlson wasn’t impressed with her courage, the United States Army was and awarded her with a Purple Heart.
The lawmaker has long been critical of Donald Trump, especially when it comes to how the President views the military. After Trump reportedly disparaged members of the military, Duckworth again harshly attacked him.
Duckworth said on a press call, “Since he entered the president’s race, Donald Trump has been disrespectful, let’s say downright contentious, of the sacrifices of others. He has insulted war heroes, he has attacked Gold Star families, and he’s even tried to politicize and pervert our military to stroke his own ego.”
The Illinois senator continued, “He doesn’t understand other people’s bravery and courage because he’s never had any of his own. His actions diminish the office he holds and the party he leads, but they do not diminish the honor of those who give up their lives to defend our great nation.’
What @realDonaldTrump will never understand is that our Wounded Warriors earned their wounds. They are our badges of honor from our service to the country we love.
If he can’t bear to witness those who have sacrificed for our nation, perhaps he should avert his cowardly eyes. https://t.co/wQ8mCLgWei
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) September 4, 2020
Duckworth closed her comments by comparing the sacrifices she’s made to the ones Trump has. “I’d take my wheelchair and titanium legs over Donald Trump’s supposed bone spurs any day,” she said. “I’m ready to replace Donald Trump with Joe Biden because we need a president who will actually show our soldiers and Marines and airmen and Coast Guardsmen and sailors the respect that they deserve, a president who understands the risks they face, a president who respect their men and women of our military, not insult them.”