Donald Trump Under Fire For Calling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a ‘Dirty, Rotten Traitor’

Donald Trump is under fire from Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s lawyer for calling his client a “dirty, rotten traitor.” Bergdahl’s lawyer is demanding that Trump apologize for his comments.

Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s defense attorney is furious at what Trump called the soldier now being prosecuted for desertion.

“This is the lowest kind of demagoguery,” Fidell said. “Mr. Trump’s comments are contemptible and un-American. They are a call for mob justice.”

Trump made the remarks during a town hall meeting Wednesday in New Hampshire, according to a video posted by the Wall Street Journal.

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“We get a traitor named Bergdahl, a dirty, rotten traitor, who, by the way, when he deserted, six young, beautiful people were killed trying to find him,” Trump said.

In exchange, Trump said, the enemy got “five of the people they wanted, five killers back on the battlefield. That’s the kind of deals we make.”

This isn’t the first time Trump has made such remarks about Bergdahl, said Eugene Fidell, the soldier’s defense attorney, in a statement Thursday. He made a similar remark at the first Republican candidates’ debate as well, Fidell said.

But isn’t it about time someone calls Bergdahl a traitor in public for a change? Because he is.

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