Nobody in the media tells the truth more than Tucker Carlson.
That is why the Democrat establishment is horrified of him.
And he just obliterated a top Democrat by revealing a shocking secret.
Dozens of Democrats are vying for the chance to take on President Trump in 2020.
And there seems to be nobody else that the media fawns over more than Pete Buttigieg.
Despite a short political career, serving as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, the media can’t get enough of him.
The fact that he is a young, gay Military veteran is enough for him to get a boost.
But Tucker Carlson brought his military record into question on his show.
It is indisputable that he did serve in the military, but as for the extent of his service, Carlson is curious.
Carlson had former State Department employee Peter Van Buren on to discuss it.
Van Buren explains to Carlson that he believes that Buttigieg is “milking his service” to gain a political advantage when there are other candidates with much more extensive military backgrounds.
“Pete Buttigieg is only 37 years old, but according to his many many fans on cable television, he has already gained a remarkable amount of decency and wisdom, much more than you will ever have,” Carlson begins his segment, before shifting to his military service.
“The question is, how did Saint Pete get so darned good? It wasn’t just his time at Harvard. It was also service in the U.S. military, especially his service in the U.S. military. He thinks that.”
Carlson goes on to explain that Buttigieg uses his military service to bash President Trump for not serving during the Vietnam War.
But Buttigieg also fails to mention the fact that other Democrats in similar situations didn’t serve, including Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.
Carlson references a report for the American Conservative by Van Buren, where he describes the extent of Buttigieg’s military service:
“Buttigieg did all of six months in 2014 as a reservist deep inside Bagram Airfield, mostly as a personal driver for his boss, locked and loaded inside a Toyota Land Cruiser. It is unlikely he ever ate a cold meal in Afghanistan.”
The points made by Carlson and Van Buren aren’t meant to denigrate military service for those in non-combat roles.
But it points out the fact that Buttigieg seems to be overplaying his card when it comes to his time in the military, which from all appearances was rather uneventful.
He is doing this while ignoring other Democrat candidates with much more formidable military careers.
Both Tulsi Gabbard and Seth Moulton, who are running for the Democrat nomination, have strong military records.
They both spent multiple years in combat roles on multiple deployments.
But despite having much bigger roles, they spend much less time discussing their time than Buttigieg does.
Buttigieg is polling much higher than both Gabbard and Moulton, so it might be working for him as well.
Do you think Buttigieg is milking his military service for political points?
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