Trump questions why Lt. Col. Vindman is wearing his Army uniform to testify even though he’s required to do so

The Week 3 weeks ago

President Trump's military naivity is showing.

When Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and aide to Vice President Mike Pence Jennifer Williams testified for the impeachment inquiry Tuesday, Vindman, an active member of the Army, showed up in his dress uniform. That's explicitly required under Army regulations, but it didn't stop Trump from questioning his outfit choice anyway.

Vindman heads European affairs for the National Security Council and is also a decorated veteran who earned a Purple Heart while fighting in Iraq. So as an active member of the U.S. Army, he's beholden to the regulation that dictates he wear a "service or dress uniform" when asked to ear "business attire." Testifying for Congress would certainly fall under that dress code. But Trump seemed skeptical of that fact on Tuesday when he said "now [Vindman] wears his uniform when he goes in," suggesting that isn't something Vindman has done since he was first commissioned two decades ago.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) also brought up the fact that Trump and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky both lack military backgrounds, and suggested Vindman shouldn't have interpreted Trump's request for a Biden investigation as a "demand." But Trump's military inexperience doesn't negate the fact that he's the commander in chief of the armed forces regardless of what bone spurs got him out of military service in the first place.

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