Trump Misremembers Why He Didn’t Serve In Vietnam
Although Donald Trump claims “there’s nobody more militaristic than me” and that the only reason he didn’t serve in Vietnam was because of a high draft number, he actually dodged the war because of student deferments, followed by a medical one.
The records indicate Trump was granted a series of student deferments before graduating from college, and then was deemed physically unacceptable for military service after he graduated.
The paperwork, obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration by thesmokinggun.com website, contradict what Trump has publicly said in recent days.
“I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number. I’ll never forget, that was an amazing period of time in my life,” the reality TV star and billionaire real estate developer said in a TV interview on Tuesday.
“I was going to the Wharton School of Finance, and I was watching as they did the draft numbers and I got a very, very high number and those numbers never got up to,” said The Donald, neglecting to utter the word “deferment.”
The results of the physical exam Trump took after his student deferments ran out categorized him as “DISQ” according to Smoking Gun documents. Perhaps, since The Donald believes someone seeking the presidency should reveal all pertinent information, he will inform his adoring constituency just what it was that kept him out of harm’s way. Please click to make the document larger.Click here for reuse options!
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