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The Daily BeastMay 23, 2019
Afghanistan Vet Mayor Pete Buttigieg Says Trump Faked a Disability To Get Out of Vietnam
Bloomberg/GettyOn the campaign trail, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has frequently responded to questions about his youth and relative inexperience by noting that he has "more experience in government than the president, more executive experience than the vice president, and more military experience than anybody who's come into that office since George H.W. Bush."

But on Thursday morning, Buttigieg brought up his own military service in a newly aggressive way, telling a reporter during a live event that President Donald Trump faked a disability to avoid serving in the Vietnam War—a pointed reference to the long-disputed diagnosis of bone spurs that kept Trump from serving.

Buttigieg, himself a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, was responding to a question from The Washington Post's Robert Costa about potentially debating the president.

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