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Why Trump didn’t get drafted during Vietnam War

Why Trump didn’t get drafted during Vietnam War


SUZANNE MALVEAUX IS “OUT FRONT.”>>THANK YOU. >>Reporter: A RARE ADMISSION FROM DONALD TRUMP EXPRESSING REGRET ABOUT NOT SERVING IN THE MILITARY. >>IT’S SOMETHING I’VE ALWAYS MISSED AND I BUILT AND HELPED BUILT THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN. TO ME, THAT WAS A VERY IMPORTANT THING TO DO, BUT I’VE REGRETTED NOT SERVING IN MANY WAYS.>>TRUMP HAS BEEN UNDER FIRE FOR DAYS AFTER CRITICIZING THE FAMILY OF A FALLEN SOLDIER WHO CHALLENGED TRUMP AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. >>YOU HAVE SACRIFICED NOTHING! AND NO ONE!>>I THINK I’VE MADE A LOT OF SACRIFICES. I WORK VERY, VERY HARD. I’VE CREATED THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF JOBS. TENS OF THOUSAND OF JOBS.>>Reporter: TRUMP’S REACTION SPURRING MORE ANGRY AND SCRUTINY OF HIS OWN MILITARY RECORD.>>I WAS FORTUNATE TO REALLY NOT HAVE TO GO. THIS WAS DURING THE VIETNAM PERIOD AND WE WERE IN A VERY, VERY HIGHLY CONTESTED AND UNPOPULAR WAR.>>JUNE 1964, TRUMP REGISTERED FOR THE DRAFT AFTER HE GRADUATED FROM THE NEW YORK MILITARY ACADEMY. HE RECEIVED FOUR EDUCATION DEFERMENTS WHILE HE WAS AT FORDHAM AND WHARTON. THEN SEPTEMBER 1968, TRUMP STARTED HIS REAL ESTATE CAREER, GOT A MEDICAL DEFERMENT BECAUSE OF A BONE SPUR IN HIS FOOT. >>I HAD DEFERMENTS BECAUSE OF COLLEGE LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE DID, NUMEROUS DEFERMENTS, BECAUSE OF COLLEGE, AND I HAD A FOOT THING, AND THE DEFERMENT FOR THAT. >>Reporter: DESPITE THE FACT THAT TRUMP HAD BEEN ACTIVE IN VARIOUS SPORTS INCLUDING BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL.>>THE BATTLES HAVE NO FIXED FRONT. TRUMP OFTEN EXPLAINS IT WAS HIS HIGH DRAFT NUMBER. 356 WHICH SPARED HIM FROM GOING TO VIETNAM. >>THAT WAS AN AMAZING PERIOD OF TIME IN MY LIFE. I WAS SITTING AT COLLEGE, WATCHING, 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 IT.>>Reporter: AS IT TURNS OUT, THE DRAFT LOTTERY WAS NEVER A FACTOR WHEN TRUMP WAS IN COLLEGE. OUT OF SCHOOL FOR 18 MONTHS BEE- BEFORE THE LOTTERY EVEN BEGAN. THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING A CHAMPION FOR VETERANS.>>AND WE’RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THE VETS, BELIEVE ME. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR MEDICAL AND WE’RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. >>Reporter: TODAY, A VETERAN GAVE TRUMP HIS PURPLE HEART. >>I ALWAYS


Reader Comments

  1. This isn’t draft dodging, here is the legal definition
    Draft dodger is a person who evades a draft for service in the armed forces of the country. A draft dodger avoids (dodges) the conscription policies of the nation in which s/he is a citizen or resident by leaving the country or going into hiding. It is also referred to as draft evasion or draft resistance.

  2. There should not be any more Presidents of the United States that were alive during the Vietnam War, meaning that not US President should ever again be born before April 30th, 1975.

  3. Who would be stupid enough to go fight that war, Especially knowing how the U.S treated the people affected by the agent orange

  4. #worstpres what kind of president of the United States dodges a draft 5 TIMES. He rather send other people to war than himself….what a coward. I wish people would think before they would vote for someone like this.

  5. +Seka Lechita * until you've served you have ZERO right even commenting on Veterans issues because for people like you your only concern with Veterans are political garbage , until you've worked your ass off to EARN the honor of wearing any US military uniform it's best that you STFU and keep your leftist politics out of Veterans affairs ,not 1 combat veteran I know gives a Ray's ass about Sadik Kahns family who earned the disrespect they were shown because only animals use their children's honor to piggy back their political ideologies on to ,your a half wit and should stick to half wit topics like increased spending on illegal aliens and foresaking black Americans for illegal aliens .

  6. Some folks are born silver spoon in hand

    Lord, don't they help themselves, oh

    But when the taxman comes to the door

    Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes

    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no

    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no

  7. Why are you regreting this? I would have supported you if you said that you don't want to serve to kill millions of children.

  8. Funny, I enlisted in 1969, 3 year RA 11E (for those of you, who don't understand: I volunteered for The Tank Corp, I didn't like the idea of "by chance, getting drafted in The Marines") Later, found out the day I made E-5, I would have never been drafted. Got out in 1972, and was told for 29 years, 4 months, and 25 days (up to 9-11-2001) what a fool I was!! I have a question, to those at CNN: could you have made it through 5 years at New York Military Academy? I don't think, I would have, nor for that matter: BJ Clinton.

  9. how come cnn don't talk about Bill Clinton staying in tree in front of his college for days prostesting not to be drafted. I have a ? folks do you support protecting the border?

  10. HEY AMERICA LETS BE CHILDISH AND BATTER TRUMP AGAIN! CNN WILL LEAD WITH A BUNCH OF B.S.! NEVER MIND THAT OBAMA NEVER SERVED EITHER. WE WON'T TALK ABOUT THAT THOUGH BEACAUSE HES SHHHHHHH, "BLACK"…..YOU ALL ARE HYPOCRITES CANT YOU SEE THAT, OR DO YOU JUST NOT GIVE A RATS ASS???

  11. Latest update: Trump never had bone spurs. Doctor diagnosed him with Bone Spurs as a favor to Fred Trump. Everything about this President is fake.

  12. I will NOT stand idly by as you all damage the reputation of a great warrior, a great patriot, Cadet Donald "Bone Spurs" Trump. I served with Cadet Bone Spurs, and in fact went into battle with him by my side. I'll never forget Cadet Bone Spurs sharing stories of his many sexual encounters with the guys in his barracks, though I did find it uncomfortable he had a nude photo of his daughter in his locker. Cadet Bone Spurs was our squad leader as we led the assault on Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese Hill. I'll never forget him peering out from the rock he hid behind and yelling, "There are MORE dead here than any battle the world has ever seen!." Thought it was odd, as they were our guys. Anyway, Cadet Bone Spurs did eventually take that hill, but we could go no further. The enemy had build a Big, Beautiful Wall, the likes of which the world has ever seen. Cadet Bone Spurs, I salute you!!

  13. . trump has served 1600 tours of duty as a navy seal but all recods of his service have been erased by soros and deep state reptoids

  14. So you were against vietnam and even said anyone who went to that war was a bunch of baby killers. But once trump dodged it. O shit know you support the war and the military. The amount of stupid on cnn is crazy. No wonder they are fakenews

  15. Heres something you nitwits dont understand. Not everyone is meant to be a foot soldier. Some are meant to be officers, or generals, or in Trumps case, the Commander in Chief. The highest rank in the US military.

    So yes he was smart to dodge the draft. Someone his caliber of mind had no business being drafted as a foot soldier. He was destined to command the military not take orders.

  16. Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, ect are all good examples of draft dodgers. What's your point 🤔🤔🤔

  17. Another inappropriate remark "I always wanted the purple heart. This is much easier." Trump supporters are to dumb to know that was a insult .

  18. If it is proven that Donald Trump's bone spurs were a false excuse to keep him from serving in Vietnam, then the foot in question must be amputated by a surgeon who served in Vietnam. If it is not known which foot had bone spurs, then both of Donald Trump's feet must be amputated. Finally Trump's name will be changed to Donald Stump.

  19. CNN NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO DEMONIZE OUR PRESIDENT, YOUR EFFORTS WILL BE FUTIL, YOU CANT CHANGE WHAT WAS ALREADY SAID AND DONE BY THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS… JUGMENT DAY IS COMING LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN….

  20. Fortunate not to need to go. Talk about robbing a bank and using your own car as the getaway vehicle.

  21. Nobody should be able to run for any political office unless they have served our nation in combat as an infantryman.

  22. Even if you see a video tape of this bufoon spying for the VIETNAMESE, he would try to explain it away . No shame absolutely. Trump supporters will continue to defend him no matter what .

  23. THE ONLY ARMY THE ORANGE BUFFOON EVER SERVED IN IS THE RED ARMY. #MRGA
    MAKE RUSSIA GREAT AGAIN. DAS VADANYA

  24. trump received FIVE bogus medical deferments to avoid the Vietnam War. Any military groups who supports him s/be ashamed, and is un-American!

  25. The only people credible enough to make an argument about trump not serving are other Vietnam vets and other deployed Vets

  26. Accepted an unearned military medal ( Purple Heart ) why not award you're self " The Medal of Honor " too, hell bet he could make up doosie.

  27. I served with the army in 1969 and was severely wounded while this agent orange, lying, cowardly bastard dodged the draft because of his old man's money, and brain spurs…NOT bone spurs. Remember the CCR song: "Fortunate Son"? Well, that was Trump!!

  28. Vietnam was a war to sell weapons instigated by a false flag event quit pretending y'all don't know that by now

  29. A typical chicken hawk.
    Donald J. Trump was good with America fighting in Vietnam. Just as long as he was not one of the Americans doing any of the fighting. A chicken and a hawk. Chicken Hawk.

  30. Yeah and how many senators sons did not go to war how many rich people got their kids from going to Vietnam give me a fucking break I would have paid anyting not to have my kid go to Vietnam because it was a stupid War created by politicians just like the politicians we have today go Trump go

  31. Lets be honest though, just because you're active and have no issues doesn't mean that you will be able to serve. People get disqualified at MEPS for too much hair on their asses these days. Hell, they used to DQ people for flat feet during Nam…so a bone spur? Sounds like a reason that someone would have been DQed especially at that time, we've come a long way since.

    He ain't a perfect dude, but I really think the media is grasping at straws with Trump. It seems like he genuinely wanted to serve and was disqualified at a time where waivers weren't as big of a thing as they are now. Move on!

  32. Bill Clinton is also a draft dodger. Oh wait… he is a democrat… so he cares about you…….hahahahahahahaha!

  33. The cowards are all them wimpy son of a bitches who are always bitching about their rights, flunkies who sapose they know the law…
    Cheap coward punk clowns acting like bad asses, dressed up like g i Joe with Q ball hair cuts like jar heads..and a wristwatch as big as a shit can lid, that is their self esteem, a damned rusty metal idol.. Those are the cowards…
    The fools were the Johnson administration, kiss asses, theives.. who were sitting on their asses while our boys were getting slaughtered.
    It was a damn joke, it gouged out a generation of honorable men in America and
    Unleashed more immorality, perverts, dopes, drunks, sexual immorality, hate, unrest and killings, darkness increased in the U.S.A.
    God, Thank you for Trump, he is MAGA…and
    is doing his part for America. now…
    Thank you Trump sir…

  34. Trump ur a sorry cowTed and a lier and someone sons died in your ace you sum bag your not a AMERICAN Patriot your a lier thife and a con man and ui are not my prezident in any way upu i LUMINATIS TRATOR and thief
    Ho to hell i hope u and your hole famile burn in hell ypu sorry pice of flesh👎👎👎👎 You Fucking Punk

  35. if they wanted to draft me to fight a pointless war in the middle east i would NOT want to go either. i'm not fighting for israel. america doesnt give a shit about the military. Not all heros wear a military uniform.

  36. Shame on you! Whatever you’ll do now will not erased your record THAT YOU DODGED THE DRAFT 4X. Shame…shame…shame 🤮

  37. Anybody who avoided being drafted, in-order to participate in one Shitstainica's

    immoral, murderous, meatgrinderish, stupid wars is a HERO in my book!

  38. Trump is nothing more then a draft dodging coward, it's sad his supporters continue to make excuses for this embarrassment of a man.

  39. If TRUMP serve in Vietnam he will never running for president never also being elected, because Putin didn't interested with US Veteran, Which againt's Russia.

  40. President Butthead wannabe brother of Beavis and his clan of cold warts,
    President Butthead says he's serving the military by being president Whoopi Whoopi Whoopi he'd have to do that anyway, and the real big thing is that the Vietnam war was really really far away? Would you want it to be closer like in your own backyard with plastic toys and little soldiers and firecrackers and snap top guns so you can play general in your own house is that what it's about for you?
    Hey Trump a bit of news we are so lucky that when there is war that is so far far away…. So don't complain about war is being so far far away what are you 5 years old I bet you a grocery store to you is so far far away you must have somebody do it for you,
    could it be that you would consider your a**** so close that you would need someone else to wipe it for you I don't want to go anywhere near it it stinks.. a question Trump asked in his own mind, why didn't God create humans with nice smelling buttholes that way we wouldn't mind doing what we need to do several times a day,but trumping is on mine probably States boy I'm glad I'm so rich and so influential that I can have someone else do that for me I don't want to bother with stinky things, getting back to wars that are far far away, he actually stated this on film that the reason why he didn't want to fight in Vietnam was it it was so far far away. OMG there is something really wrong with this guy think about it really think about it….
    if you were drafted back then what are the chances of you getting your doctor to do you a favor and claim you have a bone spur in your skull so that you don't have to go so far far away, ain't going to happen dude.. but somehow the rich get away with it,

  41. Geez Louise..i didn't realize that serving your country was an option….on the flip side too many justicieros taking the law in their own hands at the border…..for fascists the world is upside down. Maybe if we tell them it's illegal to jump into a fiery volcano they'll do it in spite and we are done…

  42. My older brothers friends all served in Nam'. ….. they didn't want to.. just a bunch of working class kids !! many never came back.. fake news

  43. 😂😂😂😂😂😂🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾fucCing racist idiots they aren’t vets their confederates

  44. Start the BONERISM movement! Show us your bone spur medical records Donald Trump. Prove, once and for all, your not a draft dodger. Show us the certificate!

  45. I hate the guy, but I sure in the fuuckk wouldn't have gone to Vietnam either, I did have to register for the draft at the time. But, I would have been searching for my bone spurs as well.

  46. OPERATION PAPERCLIP 2016:
    Isn’t it wonderful how the United States, once a fledgling country of immigrants, opened its doors to the German born grandfather of Donald John Trump. And now just three generations removed, his German-American grandson is trying to divide and reshape the United States into the image Adolf Hitler under Nazi Germany.

    A historian has discovered a royal decree issued to Donald Trump’s grandfather ordering him to LEAVE Germany and NEVER come back. Friedrich Drumpf (Fredrick Trump), a German, was issued with the document in February 1905, and ordered to leave the kingdom of Bavaria within eight weeks as PUNISHMENT FOR HAVING FAILED TO DO MANDATORY MILITARY SERVICE and FAILING TO GIVE AUTHORITIES NOTICE OF HIS DEPARTURE to the US when he first emigrated in 1885.

    Roland Paul, a historian from Rhineland-Palatinate who found the document in local archives, told the tabloid Bild: “Friedrich Trump emigrated from Germany to the USA in 1885. However, he failed to de-register from his homeland and had not carried out his military service, WHICH IS WHY THE AUTHORITIES REJECTED HIS ATTEMPT AT REPATRIATION.”

    The decree orders the “American citizen and pensioner Friedrich Trump” to leave the area “at the very latest on 1 May … or else expect to be deported.” Bild called the archive find an “unspectacular piece of paper,” that had nevertheless “changed world history.”

    I would use the words of Donald Trump and tell him and his refugee family to “GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM” but I don’t think the German government would let them into the country! For all the carnage he brought upon the nation, they would just as soon welcome Adolf Hitler’s return from the dead than to let private Bone Spurs (a draft dodger of the Vietnam war) repatriate to Germany. — At least in their minds Hitler served in the military.

  47. If he came, he would be worse than J.Mc Cain. That meaningless war shouldn't cost any sacrifice from both sides.

  48. I am Vietnamese, for me it would be better if you were a coward American, denying military service like Trump rather than joining the war.because war in Vietnam is a meaningless war

  49. For Trump critics.

    You are ready to pick up a gun and shoot at a good person. If you can't, remember Trump also did the same thing as you.

    He could be really cowardly, but he did the right thing.

  50. If only Trump had served in Vietnam. The U.S. would have lost sooner and thousands of lives would have been saved.

  51. Trump never dodged because he had Bone spurs he shit himself he had Bum Spurts 😂😂😂😂 but his number wasn’t called yes sure helps when you have lots of Money isn’t it funny a majority of kids who go to War are poor kids hmmm

  52. I would not care if trump dodged the draft because that war was completely useless and a waste of human life, no point in dying for rich politicians

  53. Stfu you pos. Bone spurs trump. You took a purple heart from a true Vietnam hero. Then you say it was much easier? I hate you.

  54. For someone who says this "was much easier" just pissed on everybody who earned the purple heart through blood sweat and tears… Smh

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