During an interview with the Washington Post, Buttigieg said:
“Well, I have a pretty dim view of his decision to use his privileged status to fake a disability in order to avoid serving in Vietnam.”
“Yeah, at least not that one,” he doubled down when asked if he thought the condition was faked. “This is actually really important because I don’t mean to trivialize disability, but I think that’s exactly what he did.”
A month ago Pete said “A commander-in-chief who himself pretended to be disabled in order to get out of serving when it was his turn.”
Pete regularly boasts about his combat role and says stories how he almost died “I have more military experience since anybody to arrive behind that desk since George H.W. Bush.” Buttigieg said.
The South Bend, Ind., mayor has shot to national prominence in recent months following a media blitz that has included various interviews with national outlets as well as more niche publications.
According to an analysis of Pete’s military past, he may be an epic liar. An ABC analysis says:
“A further look at Buttigieg’s military record shows he worked on the Afghanistan Threat Finance Cell while deployed in Kabul. The mission was to identify and disrupt terrorist organizations’ finance and support.”
Records state the mayor oversaw analysis and operations, coordinated intelligence and went to high-level briefings.
While the mayor says he was a Navy Intelligence Officer, the area on his DD-214 that describes his job is blank. And, despite only a portion of intelligence schools taking at least 13 weeks, his total active duty service prior to his time in Afghanistan is just shy of two months. Questions about his training were not answered by Buttigieg’s campaign.
The mayor also does not appear to have seen any combat. Sailors who do receive what’s called the Navy Combat Action Ribbon. The mayor received no such ribbon, according to his records.”