When Donald Trump talks about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, he has a different form of justice in mind than the military tribunal that the soldier accused of desertion could be facing.
“We’re tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who’s a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed,” Trump told 1,600 people in a Las Vegas theater on Thursday.
In Thursday’s speech, Trump continued his attack on Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
In August, Trump bitterly attacked the deal that freed Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive under the Taliban. Bergdahl was freed in a controversial May 2014 prisoner swap that also freed five Taliban leaders from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“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 then.
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”…
Bergdahl’s attorney, Eugene Fidell, said Trump “has become a broken record on this subject.”
“If he took the time to study what actually emerged at the preliminary hearing he would be singing a different tune,” Fidell said.
Fidell has said that Trump deserves to be sued for defaming Bergdahl…