Trump, Who Never Served: ‘I Felt That I Was In The Military’
Oh, that’s fine then. You “felt” that you were in the military so I guess you feel like you’re a veteran. And this will sit just fine with the pro-Trump crowd, the same people who chose George W. Bush, who was mia in the National Guard against decorated war veteran John Kerry.
Donald Trump believes that because he attended a military high school, he has an understanding of what it is like to be in the military, despite deferring the Vietnam War draft for medical reasons.
“My number was so incredible and it was a very high draft number. Anyway so I never had to do that, but I felt that I was in the military in the true sense because I dealt with those people,” Trump told Michael D’Antonio, the author of the forthcoming book “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,” according to a preview in the New York Times.
Trump attended the New York Military Academy from eighth grade through the end of high school where he participated in military drills and encountered some instructors who had served in the military, according to the Times.
He told D’Antonio that at the academy, he got “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”