link): President Donald Trump’s visit to the Sheffer Corp. near Cincinnati was billed as a chance to discuss the recently enacted tax law. While Trump did discuss the tax law, most coverage of the speech led with a digression in which Trump accused Democrats of treason.
It came as Trump was touting a drop in African-American unemployment, as he had done on several occasions previously. He knocked Democrats for their failure to applaud when he mentioned this during his State of the Union address.
"You’re up there, you’ve got half the room going totally crazy, wild — they loved everything, they want to do something great for our country," Trump said on Feb. 5. "And you have the other side, even on positive news — really positive news, like that — they were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said, ‘treasonous.’ I mean, yeah, I guess, why not? Can we call that treason? Why not? I mean, they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much."
There’s actually a very good reason why not: The Constitution.
"It was a profoundly stupid and ignorant statement," said Carlton F.W. Larson, a law professor at the the University of California-Davis who is writing a book about treason and the American Revolution. "There are occasional hard cases where it is debatable whether something constitutes treason. But this is not one of them."
Mod: The rest of the article can be read at the link. Included are PolitiFact's reasons for calling out Trump for some pretty extreme fibbing. Needless to say, Trump has been receiving criticism over his treason allegations in some other places as well.
This is not the first time Duckworth, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot who received the Purple Heart after she lost both her legs in Iraq when her helicopter was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, has referred to Trump as “Cadet Bone Spurs,” a reference to Trump’s stated reason for not being drafted during the Vietnam War.
During a floor speech last month, she also called Trump a “five-deferment draft dodger” as she slammed the president for criticizing Democrats’ support for the military.
“I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible,” she said. “I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger.”
Whitehouse's comments followed Trump's assertion that the cold reception he got from Democrats last week was "un-American" and might well be called "treasonous."
"Can we call that treason? Why not," Trump said in Ohio.
Whitehouse said it was Trump's displeasure with people in disagreement with him that was un-American. "That's not the way America works," Whitehouse said. "I think that the most un-American thing was what the President said that there oughtn't be dispute or disagreement with him among senators and members of the House of Representatives."
Cadet Bone Spurs Wants A Washington DC Military Parade
Mod: This isn't going over well, either.