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Bannon Rips 'Bitter' Romney for Skirting Military Service

Bannon Rips 'Bitter' Romney for Skirting Military Service
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (Craig Ruttle/AP)

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 10:14 PM

Stephen Bannon – on the stump for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore — denounced former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for his lack of military service, charging he "hid behind" his religion.

At a rally Tuesday in Fairhope, Ala., ahead of the Dec. 12 special election against Democrat Doug Jones, Bannon, a former White House senior adviser, called out Romney, a Mormon, for serving as a missionary during the Vietnam war, The Hill reported.

"You hid behind your religion," Bannon said. "You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam."

"He's still bitter about Donald Trump," Bannon added. "Embrace it, Mitt, he is president of the United States, and commander of armed forces, something you so miserably failed at."

Romney received a missionary deferment during the Vietnam War; Trump got a medical deferment for bone spurs.

Romney criticized Moore, tweeting Monday his election to the Senate would be "a stain on the GOP and on the nation."

Bannon also attacked other establishment Republicans who have been critical of Trump, including Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., The Hill reported.

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