Rep. Seth Moulton Seth Wilbur Moulton2020 Dem Seth Moulton: Trump is not a patriot Seth Moulton: Biden should apologize to Anita Hill Advocates push 2020 Dems to address Social Security reform MORE (D-Mass.), A President Trump Donald John Trump2020 Dem Seth Moulton: Trump is not a patriot unwind at WHCD after party Graham: "I don't care" if Trump told McGahn to four Mueller MORE is "not a patriot."
"I think we need to take on Donald Trump, not just in his job as president, but his job as commander-in-chief, that's where he's weakest," Moulton, who has been bidding for his White House earlier this month, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "He's not a patriot," he added. "I mean, it's not a patriot at all."
Host Jake Tapper Jacob (Jake) Paul TapperRod Rosenstein, Jay Leno chat at correspondents' weekend brunch bash CNN host ends show deadly school shootings so this year MORE pressed Moulton on his comments, whether he thinks Trump "loves this country."
Moulton, a former Marine Corps officer, responded to pointing to Trump's response to Russian interference in the 2016 election, his criticism of veterans like the late Sen. John McCain John Sidney McCain2020 Dem Seth Moulton: Trump is not a patriot weekend brunch Trump: McCain 'did the nation a tremendous disservice' with ObamaCare vote MORE (R) and his feud with Gold star father Khizr Khan.
as he did during the campaig I don't think a president who disparages American heroes like John McCain and Captain Kahn, I don't think a president who cosies to Kim Jong-Un and sells out South Korea … I don't think that's a President who embodies patriotism, "Moulton said.
Moulton also noted Trump's lack of service in the Vietnam War. The president received a number of draft deferments, including a medical exemption for bone spurs in his feet. Trump's critics have repeatedly questioned the diagnosis, with one form being challenged by Trump to have his feet x-rayed.
"Patriotism is willing to stand up and serve your country," Moulton said Sunday.