Soldiers Mock Allen West After Push-Up Challenge

The military blog Task & Purpose reports:

Video evidence shows retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West can move his body as if doing a push-up but it is unclear whether or not he can still do one correctly. West challenged a reporter to a push-up contest on Wednesday, according to NBC reporter Jane Timm, after the other journalist showed up late to a press conference.

Challenging people to push-up contests is apparently totally normal and perfectly appropriate for a 60-year-old man who is now in charge of the Texas Republican Party.

Although the reporter “respectfully declined,” West went ahead and did the push-ups himself. Timm captured the stunt on video and posted it on Twitter, which led to military service members chiming in far and wide to comment on how many push-ups West performed. The consensus: Zero.

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