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Americans Appalled After Trump Viciously Attacks Marine Veteran, ‘An American Fraud!’

On Memorial Day, Donald Trump attacked Democratic Congressman and U.S. Marine reserve officer Conor Lamb in a tweet, endorsing his Republican opponent, while misspelling Lamb’s first and last name, insulting him as an “American fraud,” and falsely claiming he voted for Nancy Pelosi to be House Speaker in 2019.

Trump spent much of the previous Friday night posting his endorsements of Republican House and Senate candidates, and reprised that theme on Monday.

But in endorsing the GOP candidate for Pennsylvania’s 17th district — who is a former wounded Infantry officer — as an “American Hero,” the commander-in-chief couldn’t resist blaming another member of the armed forces who happens to be a Democrat.

Trump also baselessly claimed Lamb would somehow help to “kill” the Second Amendment and displayed his anger about Lamb’s two votes to impeach him last December.

Lamb won a special House election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district in 2018. He chose to run in the 17th district in the 2018 mid-term elections after redistricting affected his hometown. He won again, but in both instances, Lamb pledged not to vote for Pelosi as Speaker if his party regained the majority. A promise that, contrary to Trump’s false claims, Lamb fulfilled in early 2019, when he was one of 15 Democrats to voted someone else to head the Democratic House caucus.

People on Twitter were sickened:

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