Trump Wishes He Could Execute Sgt. Bergdahl

Trump holding Worcester rifle

As he often does at rallies, Trump asked the crowd what should happen to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan in 2009, was held hostage and then rescued. Trump called Bergdahl “a dirty, rotten traitor.”

“What do we do with Sgt. Bergdahl, 50 years ago?” Trump asked, calling on an older man sitting near the front who stood and shaped his hand like a gun. “That’s right. Boom. Boom!… Boom, he’s gone. He’s gone!”


While the case is very complex it is unpresidential to dumb it down to , “man deserted, me execute.” For example Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was suffering from a mental illness and the military was already well aware of his condition when they deployed him.

Sgt. Bergdahl expected to face court-martial at Ft. Bragg, N.C., in August.


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