Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the choice permitting Bowe Bergdahl not to serve jail time is a “overall and total disgrace.”
He tweeted, “The choice on Sergeant Bergdahl is a overall and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.”
Trump’s tweet follows news that Bergdahl got a unethical discharge from the United States Army however will prevent jail time for desertion and misdeed prior to the opponent after deserting his station in Afghanistan in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday.
The judge likewise ruled that Bergdahl’s rank be decreased from sergeant to personal. In addition, he will be needed to pay a $1,000 fine from his income for the next 10 months.
The Army soldier, who the Taliban held for 5 years after he deserted his Afghanistan station, pleaded guilty last month to the charges.
Bergdahl was launched in May 2014 in a questionable exchange for 5 Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Trump has actually never ever been a fan of Bergdahl– in March 2017, he called Bergdahl a “filthy, rotten traitor.”
When asked in the Rose Garden last month if his previous remarks have actually impacted Bergdahl’s capability to have a reasonable trial, Trump stated he could not comment due to continuous sentencing choices, “however I believe individuals have actually heard my remarks in the past.”