President Donald J. Trump has solidified a terrible trend of reducing criticisms. When Trump is criticized by any opposition, he will find ways to discredit the claims.

He has blamed the Democrats for any of his failed policies, yet does not fail to take credit for other people’s work, such as the residual effects from Obama’s economic policies. When the government moved into a shutdown last month, Trump claimed that it was solely due to the Democrats.

Furthermore, he has consistently called news media with a left-leaning bias fake news. CNN, the New York Times, and various other sources have even received “fake news awards.” This, of course, is a dangerous precedent that works to promote himself in an unrealistically positive light.

Last Tuesday, during his first State of the Union address, groups of politicians protested or boycotted the address to advance agendas. Now, Trump is drawing criticism for his reaction.

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) tore President Trump apart recently for claiming that Democrats that did not stand and applaud during his State of the Union address were acting “treasonous.” Duckworth angrily claimed that she did not swear an oath “to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs.”

Trump was very quick to call Democrats “treasonous” earlier this Monday for not applauding when he listed his achievements to Congress during the State of the Union.

“Can we call that treason? Why not?” Trump asked during a speech about the GOP tax plan in Ohio. He then added, “they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”

Notably, Duckworth’s firey attack referred to Trump’s multiple deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War. One of Trump’s reasons for deferment was for heel spurs, which can be defined as bone protrusions caused by calcium buildup.

After her initial tweet, she also followed up by sharing a quote by President Theodore Roosevelt saying that to block criticism of the president “is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” She concluded that “Trump might want to consider” the quote.

Duckworth’s intimate history with the military adds strength to her attack. As a military veteran, she had dedicated much to protecting U.S. interests. She had lost both of her legs when her helicopter was shot down over Iraq in 2004. Notably, she has bashed Trump over his deferments before. She ripped Trump as a “five-deferment draft dodger” during a speech on the Senate floor last month.


H/T: The Hill