Trump Defends His Lack Military of Service in Vietnam: ‘I Think I’m Making Up for It Right Now’

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President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that his military funding is “making up” for the fact that he never served in the military.

In an interview on “Good Morning Britan” with Piers Morgan, Trump said he didn’t feel too bad that he didn’t serve in Vietnam.

“I was never a fan of that war I’ll be honest with you,” Trump said. “I thought it was a terrible war, it was very far away when you talk about Vietnam at that time nobody heard of the country.”

Morgan mentioned that Trump couldn’t serve because he got a medical deferment from the draft due to bone spurs in his feet. Morgan didn’t question this diagnosis, but many of Trump’s critics and political opponents have, especially after the New York Times reported last year that the doctor that gave the bone spurs diagnosis had business ties to Trump’s father and the daughter of the doctor said the diagnosis was done as a “favor.”

Trump didn’t address his deferment, instead, he pressed on about how he didn’t support the war.

“I was never a fan. This is not like I’m fighting against Nazi Germany, we’re fighting against Hitler,” he said. “And I was like a lot of people. Now, I wasn’t out in streets marching, I wasn’t saying I was gonna move to Canada, which a lot of people did, but no, I was not a fan of that war.”

When asked if he wished he served at all, Trump suggested his presidency replaces his lack of military service.

“I would not have minded that at all, I would have been honored but I think I’m making up for that right now,” he said. “$700 billion I gave last year and then this year $716 billion and I think I’m making up for it rapidly because we’re rebuilding our military at a level that is never been seen before.”

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Currently, three veterans are running in the Democratic primary and are hoping to take on Trump in the 2020 presidential election: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.


  1. Trump, ” I gave the military 700 billion dollars to make up for being a draft dodger”. Obviously, he does not understand 7th-grade civics.

  2. Yeah, Buckingham Palace looks a lot like a rice paddy in SE Asia.

  3. So the coward was a conscientious objector too cowardly to claim his own position who had daddy buy his way out?

    1. Since bernie is the only “conscientious objector” who is running in 2020, maybe you should get you facts straight about bernie’s daddy?

      1. Don’t try to deflect, it’s not amusing. You back a coward draft dodger whose rich daddy bailed him out his whole life.

        1. Why don’t you try to get things correct. Your hatred reeks from every pore in your body when you make comments like that. Did you support bill clinton?

          1. There is no hatred. I just refuse to be taken for a fool. I despised Bill Clinton and still do, but this isn’t about me is it? It’s about the current emperor with no clothes.

          2. Let us not forget the Kenyan coward – more specifically #44 – who hated the military.

          3. How about we stick to the subject….Trump’s statements on the Vietnam War. Since President Obama was a child during that war, comparisons cannot be made, so bringing his name into the conversation is just more of the “but Obama” nonsense. Defend your guy on his own merits. An impossible task when involving Trump’s cowardly streak when it comes to putting his own life on the line.

        2. Once again: Where are the FACTS to support your comment? So far all I read is your personal disdain for a man who has become one of the very few great Presidents who has done a lot to help ALL Americans; including you.

    2. Apparently you’re reading a different diagnosis than I am. Do you have any facts? And did you serve during Korea and/or Vietnam? I DID.

      1. James, you’re not interested in facts. The coward admitted in this article that he was never a fan of the war when asked about his deferrments–why would he answer that way?He is quoted as saying, “You think I’m stupid, I’m not going to Vietnam!” The doctors who helped were living in Fred Trump’s properties, and the daughters of one of them have discussed extensively how their dad did it as a favor to Fred Trump. Trump brags about playing sports and how athletic he was at the time–bone spurs didn’t seem to be slowing him down. There is evidence Fred Trump bailed out his son to a tune of almost a half billion dollars over the years. I’m not questioning your service or experience. I have problems with the phony in the White House.

    3. I don’t know about you Michael but when I reported for the draft physical it was performed by military medical personnel and not my personal physician.

  4. Rich, spoiled COWARD.. Nobody ‘likes’ war, you dumb-a–!

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