The man Trump thought should be executed received a dishonorable discharge, after facing a possible life sentence for abandoning his post in Afghanistan. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty last month to misbehavior before the enemy and desertion.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump insinuated or called for Bergdahl's execution numerous times, at one rally imagining what would happen to the Army Sergeant in "the old days".
At other campaign stops, he repeatedly called Bergdahl a “dirty rotten traitor” who “should have been executed” and suggested he be shot or thrown from a plane.
Bergdahl's attorneys argued that he had suffered plenty, having been captured by Taliban allies and tortured for five years.
His attorneys also argued that along with post-traumatic stress disorder, Bergdahl had a personality disorder before enlisting and wasn’t aware of his actions or the consequences of his desertion, which included injuries sustained by US troops searching for him.