Washington (CNN)An Illinois Democrat who was seriously wounded in Iraq derisively referred to President Donald Trump’s draft deferments after Trump called Democrats “treasonous” for not clapping during his State of the Union speech.
On Monday, Trump called out Democrats’ behavior at his speech last week.
“They were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said, ‘Treasonous.’ I mean, yeah, I guess, why not,” Trump said, adding, “Can we call that treason? Why not.”
“I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible. I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger,” Duckworth said at the time.