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.Foo Fighters Rock MSG In First Full-Capacity Show In New York City Since Most COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted
The records TheSmokingGun.com 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.READ MORE: Driver Wanted After Jeep Plows Into Family On Bronx Sidewalk; 'Car Sped Up To Hit Us,' Witness Says
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.”MORE NEWS: Eric Adams: Mayoral Campaign Worker Stabbed In Bronx
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