Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s defense attorney is firing back after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called the soldier a “dirty, rotten traitor.”
Trump made the remarks during a town hall meeting Wednesday in New Hampshire, and Bergdahl’s lawyer is demanding that Trump apologize for his comments.
Yeah buddy, Trump does a lot of apologizing… not
Bergdahl’s defense attorney is furious at what Trump called the soldier now being prosecuted for desertion.
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.
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“This is the lowest kind of demagoguery,” he said. “Mr. Trump’s comments are contemptible and un-American. They are a call for mob justice.”
Bergdahl disappeared from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on June 30, 2009. He has been accused of leaving his patrol base alone and intentionally before he was captured by Taliban insurgents.
He spent five years as a captive under the Taliban before he was freed in a controversial May 31, 2014, prisoner swap that also freed five Taliban leaders from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Bergdahl is now assigned to a desk job at U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
He was charged March 25 with one count of desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty, and one count of misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.
The Article 32 investigation into his case is scheduled to start Sept. 17. The Article 32 will determine if there is enough evidence to merit a court-martial and is often compared to a civilian grand jury inquiry.