Quote: Originally Posted by pgs
Don’t have a clue about how , if or where President Trump skipped service , it has never been a prerequisite it my mind . I never criticized Bill Clinton for his war record , I am Canadian we do not glorify war and cannot remember the last Canadian PM who donned the uniform , why would I care about Americans if or not they did ?
As to the rest I believe I stated that he did the honourable thing . Nor did I state he should or should not have been a politician . You assume much that isn’t there .
The popular story is that he missed the draft a total of five times, four for attending college and once for the false claim of heel spurs. Michael Cohen, yes I know, Michael Cohen. Before you say he's a bad source, remember that while he was still in Trump's good graces Trumpers believed every word he said. But yeah, Michael Cohen claims that Trump admitted to him that he made up the medical condition to avoid going to Vietnam.
"Michael Cohen, who also worked as a fixer for Trump before his election, said he was tasked with tamping down criticism of the military deferment as the presidential candidate simultaneously mocked Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, for being regarded as a military hero. “I like people who weren’t captured," Trump said during a July 2015 interview.
“Mr. Trump claimed (his medical deferment) was because of a bone spur, but when I asked for medical records, he gave me none and said there was no surgery,” Cohen told members of the House Oversight Committee. “He told me not to answer the specific questions by reporters but rather offer simply the fact that he received a medical deferment.
“He finished the conversation with the following comment: ‘You think I'm stupid, I wasn't going to Vietnam."
I'm Canadian as well, you may know, and I'm not glorifying war either, but can and do respect those who served.
I assumed perhaps, but your way of stating your point came across as both criticism and dismissing that he had a successful career, that it only came as a result of his service.