Wow. That’s as tone-deaf a statement as I’ve ever seen from this White House. Jim Geraghty has more:
Meet Brandon Friedman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; he previously served as Director Online Communications at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a veteran; he was as an infantry platoon leader and executive officer in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, completing combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2004.
Interesting that his comments contend Bergdahl is being smeared, but that he doesn’t seem to see his “long on psychopaths” comment as a smear.
Wouldn’t be too surprising if he was the first — and maybe only — person to lose their job over this.