DISGRACEFUL: Trump SLAMS Bergdahl Verdict from Aboard Air Force One

posted by admin - 7.26.17

Trump’s comments come just moments after a military judge ruled Bergdahl would not face prison time after pleading guilty to charges of treason and misbehavior before an ememy; instead demoting the soldier’s rank to private and imposing a $1,000 a month fine for ten months.

The 31-year-old Sergeant was the center of a media firestorm in 2014, when former President Barack Obama negotiated his release after being held captive by Taliban forces for nearly five years.

The Obama administration exchanged Bergdahl for five high-profile Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, and came under fierce criticism over the conditions of Bergdahl’s capture and suspicions he voluntarily abandoned his post.

President Trump harshly critiqued his predecessor’s negotiations with the terror group, and routinely called Bergdahl a “traitor” throughout his presidential campaign.