This is what happens to patriots in Donald J. Trump’s America. They’re browbeaten into surrender.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who served as a national security aide at the White House until earlier this year and was up for promotion to colonel, will leave the military instead, his lawyer, David Pressman, said in a statement.“Through a campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, the president of the United States attempted to force LTC Vindman to choose: Between adhering to the law or pleasing a President. Between honoring his oath or protecting his career. Between protecting his promotion or the promotion of his fellow soldiers,” Pressman said. “LTC Vindman’s patriotism has cost him his career.”Vindman, who was the National Security Council’s Ukraine expert, testified last fall about his concerns surrounding a call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
You can’t blame Vindman. He’s endured far more grief than he should have after doing his duty and telling the truth about our criminal president.
But this is how Donald Trump works. Any offense against Trump is considered an offense against the USA. The only way to earn favor with this commander-in-chief is to commit a war crime or rise up in rebellion against our government so you can keep “owning” human beings.