One of President Obama’s final acts in office was giving a huge gift to Chelsea Manning.
Manning was convicted by court-martial in 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act after disclosing to WikiLeaks military and diplomatic documents. Obama commuted the 35-year sentence of the former Army soldier who was born Bradley Manning and began publicly identifying as a woman in 2013.
Manning has written her first article since President Obama commuted her sentence, and in the piece she writes: “Obama had few permanent accomplishments.”
The article, which appears in The Guardian, states: “This vulnerable legacy should remind us that what we really need is a strong and unapologetic progressive to lead us. What we need as well is a relentless grassroots movement to hold that leadership accountable.”
“The one simple lesson to draw from President Obama’s legacy: do not start off with a compromise. They won’t meet you in the middle,” she added.
President Trump took to Twitter this morning to share his thoughts about Manning and her comments about Obama. He called her a ungrateful traitor who should have never been released from prison.
Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
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