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Wed Feb 17, 2016, 10:52 AM

1997 Interview: Draft-Dodger Trump Said Sleeping Around Was My ‘Personal Vietnam’

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In a 1997 Howard Stern interview, the future presidential candidate likened sleeping with multiple women to service in the war he repeatedly avoided.

Draft-dodger Donald Trump once said that the danger he faced from getting sexually transmitted diseases was his own “personal Vietnam.”

In a 1997 interview with shock jock Howard Stern, Trump talked about how he had been “lucky” not to have contracted diseases when he was sleeping around.

“I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world. It is a dangerous world out there. It’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam-era,” Trump said in a video that resurfaced Tuesday on Buzzfeed, “It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.”




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Reply 1997 Interview: Draft-Dodger Trump Said Sleeping Around Was My ‘Personal Vietnam’ (Original post)
kpete Feb 2016 OP
delrem Feb 2016 #1
surrealAmerican Feb 2016 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2016 #4
cannabis_flower Feb 2016 #46
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2016 #9
In_The_Wind Feb 2016 #3
tabasco Feb 2016 #5
Wednesdays Feb 2016 #6
True Earthling Feb 2016 #7
lame54 Feb 2016 #8
catbyte Feb 2016 #10
3catwoman3 Feb 2016 #34
malthaussen Feb 2016 #11
NeoGreen Feb 2016 #12
Glorfindel Feb 2016 #17
Bigmack Feb 2016 #13
pinboy3niner Feb 2016 #14
Bigmack Feb 2016 #15
DemoTex Feb 2016 #39
maddiemom Feb 2016 #48
louis-t Feb 2016 #26
Glorfindel Feb 2016 #16
leftynyc Feb 2016 #44
Initech Feb 2016 #18
chapdrum Feb 2016 #19
hughee99 Feb 2016 #31
Geronimoe Feb 2016 #20
nxylas Feb 2016 #25
Plucketeer Feb 2016 #21
sulphurdunn Feb 2016 #22
3catwoman3 Feb 2016 #35
Eleanors38 Feb 2016 #23
turbinetree Feb 2016 #24
doc03 Feb 2016 #27
catrose Feb 2016 #28
Bad Dog Feb 2016 #29
keithbvadu2 Feb 2016 #30
Skittles Feb 2016 #32
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2016 #33
Ilsa Feb 2016 #38
maddiemom Feb 2016 #49
truebluegreen Feb 2016 #51
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2016 #52
truebluegreen Feb 2016 #53
zentrum Feb 2016 #36
CBGLuthier Feb 2016 #37
Gormy Cuss Feb 2016 #42
valerief Feb 2016 #40
Jopin Klobe Feb 2016 #41
vinny9698 Feb 2016 #43
left-of-center2012 Feb 2016 #45
maddiemom Feb 2016 #47
Gore1FL Feb 2016 #50
Gabi Hayes Feb 2016 #54

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 10:56 AM

1. He's like the heaven sent opponent, in a GE.

Playing with fire.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 11:19 AM

2. It makes you wonder.

Does he have a bunch of illegitimate children who might come out of the woodwork?

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 11:44 AM

4. Not if he kept his helmet under a poncho

Anyway, Mr Trump, I'm sure the nation is grateful for your "service".

You're a vet now.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 19, 2016, 05:46 PM

46. I doubt

If he did since he thinks he dodged a bullet.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 01:23 PM

9. I'm sure he would have done a "Game of Thrones" thing only through his mob connections.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 11:29 AM

3. Heh

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 11:47 AM

5. That will look good on a Sanders or Clinton presidential ad

 

Thanks Donald!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 11:58 AM

6. I have only one word...



(Wait, that wasn't even a word.)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 12:24 PM

7. His idiocy knows no bounds.. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 12:40 PM

8. actually those he slept with could make that claim

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 01:39 PM

10. Oh, ew. Just when I think that Trump can't get any creepier and disgusting, he manages to

prove me wrong yet again. He gives me a serious case of the heebie jeebies. As a woman, just the thought of sleeping with that creep fills me with loathing. I can't imagine having to kiss that mouth. GACK!!!!!! I just grossed myself out.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:10 AM

34. I have grossed myself out...

...picturing what his bedhead hair must look like.

He is repulsive in every possible way - physically, socially, morally, philosophically.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 01:45 PM

11. What a kidder he is.

Why, if he hadn't been a huuuugely successful businessmen, he would have been a hit as a stand-up comic. With every passing day, it becomes more evident that his campaign is a tour-de-force of performance art.

-- Mal

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 02:23 PM

12. Ok, so which is worse...A Self-Proclaimed Bombastic Draft Dodger (Trump)...

...or an unrepentant AWOL Silver-Spoon carrying pr1ck (Bush the dumber).

I can't decide...

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 03:44 PM

17. The fact that Bush "won" over Vietnam vets Gore and Kerry

says a lot about this country and its opinion of those of us who served. Trump won't lose any votes for being a draft dodger.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 02:41 PM

13. He's right!... Avoiding the clap is exactly like avoiding land mines. Well.... nt

 

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Response to Bigmack (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 02:53 PM

14. Exactly. We had a saying in Vietnam: "If The Donald can take it, we can take it." nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 03:09 PM

15. The clap.. and land mines. Betty Boom-Boom could give you both. nt

 

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 09:56 AM

39. And the only kind of inspection he had to stand was a "short arms" inspection ..

Skin it and wring it!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 12:15 AM

48. I KNOW... heard it all the time from returning vets I knew!

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Response to Bigmack (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:11 PM

26. "Wow, avoid the clap-Jimmy Dugan"

"That's good advice."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 03:41 PM

16. This country rejected three Vietnam-veteran presidential candidates

Dodging the draft won't count against Trump.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 19, 2016, 02:16 PM

44. There's quite a difference

between merely not going to war using deferments or whatever and saying sleeping around is comparable to going to war.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 04:01 PM

18. Gross. I need a shower after reading this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 04:31 PM

19. Shades of the uberpatriot Dickster

 

He of the five draft deferments.

Chickenhawks of a feather...

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Response to chapdrum (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 09:36 PM

31. Exactly, what sort of person could even vote for a ticket

Where the VP had FIVE draft deferments?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 04:42 PM

20. He sounds like

 

Bill Clinton.

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Response to Geronimoe (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 05:57 PM

25. No

Just...no.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 04:42 PM

21. I like Vets that avoided VD

Vietnam Duty. May Donald ROT in Hell. He's already got a good start on this side of the turf.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 04:52 PM

22. Draft doging chickenhawk rat bastard to be precise.

 

In a cesspool like the Republican Party, the slimiest shit always floats to the top wrapped in money.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:14 AM

35. I admire your way with words.

Pithy and precise.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 05:13 PM

23. So the Sultan of Splort didn't get the clap. And he wanna medal.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 05:26 PM

24. Hey Trumpster.........................................

as I was out protesting that conflict, trying to get my friends back in one piece, and some of them didn't quite make it back standing vertical, and you thought in your minds eye that sleeping around was a personal Vietnam.

What is troubling is a lot Vets with there Vietnam hats on and there Legionnaire hats on are supporting him------------that is what so remarkable and there friends are on a cold wall with there names on it in the Washington Mall area :


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:11 PM

27. Do we even want to get around the draft dodging issue? n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:24 PM

28. I haven't been to Vietnam in war time

But after reading about it and talking to vets, I conclude that it was nothing like sleeping around. Is anybody buying his drivel?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 07:33 PM

29. The man's a saint.

He'll probably award himself some sort of medal, wooden cross or something.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 08:34 PM

30. Don't forget Romney's sons who did equivalent military service

by working on Daddy's campaign bus.

And coward pederast Ted Nugent.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 09:41 PM

32. their mom said their church work in France was the equivalent, too

oh yes

no chicken hawks there

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 11:56 PM

33. Here's the GOP frontrunner as a brave (toy) soldier...

NY Military Academy prep school

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 05:55 AM

38. OMG! No wonder he is so full of himself,

after playing soldier like that. He's really out of touch with reality, and a narcissist.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #33)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 12:18 AM

49. WHOA! Worth a thousand words!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #33)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 09:33 AM

51. Shouldn't we be hearing the Nutcracker Suite, or something? nt

 

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #51)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 09:41 AM

52. Yes! Or "Babes in Toyland"

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #52)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 09:43 AM

53. Even better!

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:35 AM

36. Doesn't this show...

…how deeply freaked out and scared Trump is by women?

Bernie said something like that a few weeks ago. He was, as usual, right.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 01:56 AM

37. I wish people would stop calling those who used deferments draft dodgers. It is an abuse of the term

By this "logic" Bill Clinton was a draft dodger too.

The system was biased, racist, and crooked but using the system does not make someone a draft dodger.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #37)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 06:15 PM

42. Actually, using the system was just legalized draft avoidance which is a dodge

and while I don't fault anyone for wanting to bypass service in Vietnam, I have no respect for fortunate sons like Trump who make lame comparisons like this, or who criticize McCain for becoming a POW.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:35 AM

40. I like draft dodgers but I don't like narcissists. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 03:43 PM

41. This is funny ...

Everyone thinks that Dumb-all "Baby Hands" tRump is talking about regular, Human sex ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2016, 02:14 PM

43. Most of the GOP politicians and GOP RW media hosts also did not serve but encouraged wars. Romney

And I believe that most of the GOP base also did not serve. Look at Romney big time Viet Nam war supporter but served his time doing missionary work in Paris with a chef and house maids to take care of their needs. Tough. His sons also were serving by helping their dad get elected. Another tough assignment.
Cheney
GWB
Rush
Hannity
Romney
A few just off the top

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2016, 05:43 PM

45. I wish I'd had that option

Hmm ~
Having a lot of sex,
or going to Vietnam?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 12:12 AM

47. Yeah! I'm sure at the time he was thinking "it's a tough job... it's screwing everyone in sight or

Vyet Nammie..." Other guys his age were thinking, "Don't flunk out or..." I doubt that The Donald was worrying much about Viet Nam or STDs for any reason at the time. (The latter not much concern at that time for our mutual generation).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 09:24 AM

50. Thank goodness he pulled out... n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 01:51 PM

54. Like Al Capone (in many ways), Trump is now entering the observable,

late stage of tertiary neurosyphilitic dementia.

here's hoping he ends up the same way.



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