August 2, 2016 6:09 pm -

Trump has said he avoided the draft for bone spurs and for a high number in a draft lottery. And there were five deferments. The New York Times reports:

“His experience during the era is drawing new scrutiny after the Muslim American parents of a soldier who was killed in Iraq publicly questioned whether Mr. Trump had ever sacrificed for his country. In an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention last week, the soldier’s father, Khizr Khan, directly addressed Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, saying, ‘You have sacrificed nothing and no one.’”


“Mr. Trump’s public statements about his draft experience sometimes conflict with his Selective Service records, and he is often hazy in recalling details.”



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