Report: Donald Trump Got Deferments From Service During Vietnam War

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Possible presidential candidate Donald Trump received several draft deferments from military service during the Vietnam War, according to purported Selective Service records that appeared online.

The website says it received an extract of the records from the National Archives and Records Administration.

The records obtained show that except for a three-week period, “The Donald” was classified 2-S – deferred due to college study – from July 28, 1964 until January 1, 1968.

On July 9, 1968, Trump’s status switched to 1-A, meaning Trump was available for unrestricted service.

Three months later on October 15, 1968, the real estate mogul’s availability was restricted to only periods of war or national emergency, having received a result of disqualified on his Armed Forces Physical Examination.

Trump was ultimately classified 4-F, medically unqualified for military service, on February 1, 1972 – over three years later.

On Tuesday, Trump neglected to mention his multiple deferments, instead suggesting it was pure chance he didn’t get drafted.

“Well, I actually got lucky,” Trump said. “I had a very, very high number, and they never got up to that number.”

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One Comment

  1. Rodin says:

    I hate to do this but with the best of intentions, whether the Donald joined the fray or not, Amerikkka LOST the Viet Nam War at a horrible,senseless cost; IT HAS LOST the war in Iraq at a horrible senseless cost; WILL NEVER ‘WIN’ the war in Afghanistan, ‘the graveyard of empires,’ no matter the hype., at a horrible,senseless cost.


    “People seem to be offended by facts, or what used to be called truth.” – FRANCIS BACON
    (1909 – 1992)
    Irish born British artist

  2. GetOutofWars says:

    It is a very good thing for America that good ol’ Delirium Tremens didn’t serve in Viet-Nam. With his abilities to destroy large corporate structures by sheer stupidity, we’d all be speaking Viet-Namese now!

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