After the government shut down at midnight on Friday, both Democrats and Republicans made sure to blame each other for not being able to reach a deal. As lawmakers continued the debate over the weekend, one Democratic senator took a shot at the president over his lack of military service.

Trump's draft dodging

Since the day Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for president back in June 2015, one of his top talking points was promising to be the best commander in chief for past, present, and future members of the military. As time went on, the former host of "The Apprentice" made promise after promise as it pertained to taking care of service men and women and has continued that rhetoric since his election win and inauguration one year ago.

Despite his promises, not much action as been done when it comes to military and veterans, especially on the issue of the troubled Veterans Administration. After Republicans and Democrats were unable to strike a deal on Friday night, the government shutdown went into effect, with military men and women being negatively impacted. As expected, Trump decided to politicize the issue and put the blame on the doorstep of the Democratic Party. In response, Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Army veteran herself, lashed out at Trump, as reported by The Hill on January 20.

Taking to the Senate floor on Saturday night, Sen Tammy Duckworth unloaded on Donald Trump for using the military as a political talking point.

"Does he even know that there are service members who are in harm’s way right now," Duckworth wondered, but doubling down on comments that Trump' actions have been "harmful to not just the military, but to our national security."

"I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger," Tammy Duckworth went on to say.

"I have a message for cadet bone spurs," she added, while giving the president a new nickname in the process. "If you cared about our military, you’d stop baiting Kim Jong Un into a war," she went on to say. Shortly after her speech, Duckworth repeated her claims on Twitter.

Moving forward

As of press time, Donald Trump has not responded to the attack from Tammy Duckworth, whose military history is well-documented.

Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran who served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot before losing both of her legs in combat. On the flip side, the president avoided the Vietnam War after obtaining five deferments, with at least once citing "bone spurs."