There's a story this morning in Politico about how President Trump got five draft deferments from the Army during the Vietnam War. Four were for college and one was for a bone spur in his foot.
This raises all sorts of questions about his patriotism which he seems to tout all the time. He should talk openly about this. Does he ever talk openly about anything that might be unflattering to him?
I got a draft deferment for college and then the draft board told me that was it. I remember our local draft board was composed of big shooters in our local community who made sure their sons stayed out of the draft. These dads made it clear that power and position made a difference in keep their sons out of the Army.
It worked for Trump. He and I are the same age. I know how disruptive the draft was to daily life back then. A sledge hammer seemed to be hanging over my head all the time.
By the way, I need to disclose that I got into an active U.S. Army Reserve unit and that my active duty was all in this country. I have a cousin who wasn't so lucky.
So, is this fake news about Trump? Is it the truth?