An attorney for Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman rebuked President Trump on Friday for caustic comments the president made about the decorated war veteran who testified before the House impeachment inquiry.
Trump referred to Vindman derisively as “another beauty” in remarks to reporters about House impeachment proceedings. Trump did not refer to Vindman by name, but repeated his rank as if to underscore his subordinate position in the White House.
David Pressman, an attorney for Vindman, responded with a statement Friday evening saying that Vindman “has enormous respect for the office of the president of the United States. My client has seen war, and has sacrificed greatly for our country. He has said nothing publicly but for statements made pursuant to a subpoena. He deserves better than to be mocked, taunted, and bullied by the Commander-in-Chief.”