House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., chided President Trump on Wednesday as she pointed to a statue of former military leader and President Dwight D. Eisenhower during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda to award former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., with the Congressional Gold Medal.
“Mr. President, I point him out there,” Pelosi said, acknowledging the Eisenhower statue and noting that he wanted to be memorialized in the Rotunda as a five-star general.
“A lot of people can be president of the United States, but hardly anybody can be a five-star general,” Pelosi said.
.@NancyPelosi points out Dwight Eisenhower statue at Dole ceremony: "A lot of people can be president of the United States, but hardly anybody can be a five-star general." https://t.co/b44lr3Ce8M pic.twitter.com/1j3eKXZa21— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 17, 2018
Trump never served in the military and received multiple draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the first four being for college and the fifth for heel spurs.
Congress voted in September to award Dole, a former congressman, senator, and presidential candidate, with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest award.