Pete ButtigiegThe Democrat field of candidates vying to challenge Trump in 2020 is finally beginning to narrow.

With every day that goes by, a new scandal comes up to shake things up.

And a top Democrat was just forced to admit one campaign-ending fact.

Since jumping into the race for President, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has spent a lot of time talking about his time serving in the military.

He would often use his service to attack Trump and to paint himself as a tough leader.

“I’m not scared of this president,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo in an interview in July. “I mean, this a guy who was working on season seven of Celebrity Apprentice when I was driving armored vehicles outside the wire in Afghanistan. I’m not afraid to take him on.”

But, despite his confident demeanor, it turns out that his military career is far from being the action-packed experience he describes.

And during a recent town hall, he outright admits he was not involved in any combat roles.

“Some say you are a combat veteran if you have a Combat Action Ribbon (I do not). Others say deploying to a combat zone makes you one. I simply consider myself a veteran, and I’ll leave it to others to decide what else to call it.”

Buttigieg openly admits he was not in a combat role.

But he does state that there were occasions where he was involved in escorting military vehicles, despite the fact that there were no actual engagements during the escorts.

“Fortunately, everyone in one of my vehicles made it safely to their destination, and I returned home safely as well,” he said.

While there is absolutely no shame in serving your country in a non-combat role, Buttigieg has milked his service by strongly implying he did things he did not do in the military.

In a recent airing of Tucker Carlson Tonight, former State Department employee Peter Van Buren explained this exact point.

Van Buren explains to Carlson that he believes that Buttigieg is “milking his service” to gain a political advantage when there are other candidates with much more extensive military backgrounds.

“Pete Buttigieg is only 37 years old, but according to his many many fans on cable television, he has already gained a remarkable amount of decency and wisdom, much more than you will ever have,” Carlson begins his segment, before shifting to his military service.

“The question is, how did Saint Pete get so darned good? It wasn’t just his time at Harvard. It was also service in the U.S. military, especially his service in the U.S. military. He thinks that.”

Carlson then went on to reference a report for the American Conservative by Van Buren, where he describes the extent of Buttigieg’s military service:

“Buttigieg did all of six months in 2014 as a reservist deep inside Bagram Airfield, mostly as a personal driver for his boss, locked and loaded inside a Toyota Land Cruiser. It is unlikely he ever ate a cold meal in Afghanistan.”

At this point, Buttigieg is polling so low that he is basically out of the race already.

But now that his military record is in serious doubt, he has virtually no chance to get back into the running as a serious contender.

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