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Trump On Dodging Vietnam Due To Bone Spurs: ‘I Think I’m Making Up For It’ By Serving As President

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Trump On Dodging Vietnam Due To Bone Spurs: ‘I Think I’m Making Up For It’ By Serving As President





President Trump said he “would not have minded” at all serving in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War, a conflict he avoided by getting a medical deferment for bone spurs.

Trump was asked in an interview with Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain” about his lack of military service as the president prepared to attend a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Morgan noted that Trump received medical deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War because of “bone spurs” in his feet.

“Well, I was never a fan of that war, I’ll be honest with you,” he said. “I thought it was a terrible war. I thought it was very far away, and at that time nobody ever heard of the country. Today they’re doing very well.”



“Nobody heard of Vietnam —[with] so many people dying, [people asked] what is happening over there? So I was never a fan — This isn’t like I’m fighting against Nazi Germany, we’re fighting against Hitler,” he added. “And I was like a lot of people. Now, I wasn’t out on the streets marching … but no, I was not a fan of that war. That war was not something we should’ve been involved in.”

Morgan then asked Trump if he wished he’d been able to serve his country.

“I would not have minded that at all, I would have been honored,” he said.

“But I think I make up for it right now — look, $700 billion I gave last year, and this year $716 billion. And I think I’m making up for it rapidly because we’re rebuilding our military at a level its never seen before,” he added, citing defense spending increases under his administration.





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