Army defends Vindman days after his commander-in-chief called him a "Never Trumper"

Without referring to Vindman by name, Trump has repeatedly accused him of having a political axe to grind by describing him as a “Never Trumper witness.”

“Lt. Col. Vindman, who has served this country honorably for 20+ years, is fully supported by the Army like every Soldier, having earned a Purple Heart after being wounded in Iraq in 2004,” Matt Leonard, an Army spokesperson, told Task & Purpose.

“As his career assignments reflect, Lt. Col. Vindman has a long history of selfless service to his country, including combat. Lt. Col. Vindman is afforded all protections anyone would be provided in his circumstances.”