Last week, Donald Trump’s haters were stunned when he was named as the frontrunner in the GOP race. These poll results have forced everyone on all sides of the political spectrum to take Trump seriously as a presidential contender in 2016.
Over the weekend, Trump risked his frontrunner status when he offended many conservatives by claiming that Arizona Senator John McCain was not a Vietnam War hero because he was captured. Despite the fact that multiple veterans group stood by him, Trump has found himself in trouble again today after a series of damning photos from his past have raised questions about how he managed to dodge the Vietnam War draft.
According to Daily Mail, photos have surfaced of Trump when he was a young student cadet captain at the New York Military Academy back in the 1960s. Despite the fact that he was “quite the athlete” at the military school, Trump deferred the draft four times before he was finally declared medically unfit for service because of a “bone spur.”
Trump earned three varsity letters at the school in baseball, soccer and football teams, and he also earned a slew of other honors that seemed to suggest he was laying the foundation for a career in the military. Despite this, a 1966 medical examination disqualified him from service, even though just two years before that he had been a good enough baseball player to be scouted by the Boston Red Sox.
Newly leaked documents show that Trump got four student deferments between 1964 and 1968 while he was a student at Fordham and the Wharton School of Business respectively.
Though he was deemed medically unfit for service, Trump was healthy enough to excel at sports to the point where he was inducted into the school’s hall of fame for his achievements. This has caused many to accuse Trump of taking the coward’s way out of serving in the Vietnam War.
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