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Published On: Tue, Feb 6th, 2018

Illinois’ Tammy Duckworth attacks President Trump as ‘Cadet Bone Spurs’

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) fired back at President Trump for calling Democrats who didn’t stand and applaud during his State of the Union address “treasonous,” saying she didn’t swear an oath “to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs.”

Duckworth’s tweet includes references to a dictator, monarch and her oath to the U.S. Constitution.

Trump called Democrats “treasonous” earlier Monday for not applauding when he listed his achievements to Congress last Tuesday.

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

Duckworth was referring to Trump’s multiple deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War, one of which was for heel spurs, or bone protrusions caused by calcium buildup.

he Democrat also shared 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.”

Duckworth, a military veteran who lost both of her legs when her helicopter was shot down over Iraq in 2004.

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