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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:02 AM

Trump says he "would've been honored" to serve in Vietnam War

Source: CBS News


JUNE 5, 2019 / 9:44 AM / CBS NEWS

London -- President Trump has said he "would not have minded" at all serving in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Mr. Trump avoided the U.S. military draft in place during the war by getting a medical deferment for bone spurs.

Before attending commemoration ceremonies in England and France marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion by Allied forces, Mr. Trump was asked by British broadcaster Piers Morgan whether he wished he could have served in the Vietnam War.

The president told Morgan he was "never a fan" of the war, calling Vietnam a country that "nobody had ever heard of" in 1960s America before the conflict began.

But he said he would have been happy and honored to have served.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-says-honored-serve-vietnam-war-us-military-medical-deferment-bone-spurs-piers-morgan/



Trump Offers Flurry of Excuses for Dodging Vietnam, Claims 'I Would Not Have Minded' Serving

By Tommy Christopher June 5th

President Donald Trump offered a litany of excuses for having avoided service during the Vietnam War, yet still claimed he “would not have minded serving” in the war that he has frequently compared with his own “brave” battle to avoid a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

Those excuses included not being a “fan” of the war, the claim that “at that time, nobody ever heard of the country,” pointing out that the North Vietnamese were not “Nazi Germany,” and that he had not moved to Canada to avoid the draft.

Former CNN personality Piers Morgan interviewed Trump during the current UK trip, and brought up the subject of the anniversary of D-Day.

“What kind of debt do you think we owe the people that fought on the beaches of Normandy?” Morgan asked.

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https://www.mediaite.com/news/trump-offers-flurry-of-excuses-for-dodging-vietnam-claims-i-would-not-have-minded-serving/

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Reply Trump says he "would've been honored" to serve in Vietnam War (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 5 OP
jberryhill Jun 5 #1
Bayard Jun 5 #9
jberryhill Jun 5 #16
dhol82 Jun 5 #2
Progressive Jones Jun 5 #3
Docreed2003 Jun 5 #4
llmart Jun 5 #7
Docreed2003 Jun 5 #17
pazzyanne Jun 5 #18
SWBTATTReg Jun 5 #31
BeyondGeography Jun 5 #5
Dorn Jun 5 #6
ExciteBike66 Jun 5 #8
RedParrot Jun 5 #10
Firestorm49 Jun 5 #11
LonePirate Jun 5 #12
Gothmog Jun 5 #13
Turbineguy Jun 5 #14
LogicFirst Jun 5 #15
keithbvadu2 Jun 5 #19
Hugin Jun 5 #20
sdfernando Jun 5 #25
Solly Mack Jun 5 #21
GusBob Jun 5 #22
McKim Jun 5 #23
greatauntoftriplets Jun 5 #24
duforsure Jun 5 #26
tymorial Jun 5 #27
3catwoman3 Jun 5 #28
Harker Jun 5 #37
geralmar Jun 5 #29
SWBTATTReg Jun 5 #30
Blue_Tires Jun 5 #32
Vinca Jun 5 #33
marble falls Jun 5 #34
CRK7376 Jun 5 #35
JDC Jun 5 #36
Harker Jun 5 #38
JDC Jun 5 #39
Harker Jun 5 #40
YOHABLO Jun 6 #41
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:04 AM

1. The "bone spurs" thing is simply laying the groundwork for an attack on Biden

Just so you know.

Don't be surprised when you get called out as a hypocrite over Biden's curiously-disappearing asthma, absent from his memoirs of an active youth, but present for one of his five deferments.

People did stuff to avoid going to Vietnam, and it hardly is a partisan line.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:12 AM

9. I have asthma

It is definitely much worse at certain times of year, than others, or under some circumstances.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:33 AM

16. Yah well, it doesn't get a mention in his biography

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:04 AM

2. I'm sure, in his piggy little mind, he sees himself strutting around with medals

He envisions himself in a stunning uniform with huge epaulets and gold braid and a chest full of shiny hardware.
Sleazy prick.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:07 AM

3. Trump lying again. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:08 AM

4. Fuck him...

He went on to say in that interview that he hopes he's made up for not serving by being the greatest president for veterans and the military. Such horseshit and he probably believes it. This fucker has done nothing for military families or veterans other than cause harm...NOTHING!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:11 AM

7. And yet plenty of military people voted for him and will again.

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Response to llmart (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:34 AM

17. True...

But a bunch didn't and won't...myself included

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:37 AM

18. What has tRump done for the military?

The only thing I can come up with is his "tapping not only $1 billion already transferred from military pay and pension accounts, but also money from an emergency military construction fund that the administration said it intends to transfer but has not yet moved."*

How does this set of actions help the military?

* from a Washington Post article dated June 3rd.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:00 PM

31. Really! He even said he gave them a 10% bump while campaigning f/ 2018 Nov. elections...

of course, this was a lie. If anything, he's been taking money away from other allocated military uses and using it for his stupid wall.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:08 AM

5. No surgery, no medical records available...

"Do you think I'm stupid?"



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:11 AM

6. My brother was not "Honored" ... HE WAS DRAFTED, so FU DT

Man this is really rich, both figuratively and actually.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:12 AM

8. Draft-dodging is only an issue if you later support other wars...

If Trump was consistently anti-war, I would applaud his draft-dodging. However, saying he would have been "honored" to serve in Vietnam after dodging the draft is a lie.

As for Biden, he will probably chest-thump with the best of them, which will turn me off. That said, childhood asthma does in fact often disappear. My kid is only 5 and has asthma, but he can still run and play like any other kid. He only rarely has trouble breathing even when playing outside in the hot Florida weather.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:23 AM

10. Glad Trump didn't say there were good people on both sides

 

In Trump’s alternate universe, no one ever heard of Vietnam and he would have been honored to have served.

I am glad Trump didn’t say there were good people on both sides of D-Day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:24 AM

11. Lie #11303.

Sure, Donny, you’d go - my ass!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:24 AM

12. I'm perfectly fine with the Dem President ordering Secret Service to arrest the trespasser.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:28 AM

13. trump is a coward who is too much of a chickenhawk to serve

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:30 AM

14. I think it must be a contest

Interview trump and see how many lies he tells. The one who gets the most lies wins.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:33 AM

15. And by so saying

Trump has again dishonored every veteran.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:38 AM

19. "A great and very brave soldier"

"A great and very brave soldier"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:41 AM

20. They took volunteers.

Not surprised, Captain Bone Spurs didn't show up.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:17 PM

25. No only did they take volunteers

there were some alternative service options.

My Dad went to Vietnam, was in the Brinks Hotel when it was bombed. Luckily he only had very minor injury.

donald dump dishonors all service members that served! F%#king piece of shit!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:48 AM

21. I'd have been honored to save you from the mugger but I was busy hiding behind the dumpster

because I didn't want to get hurt. It's not like I ran away from you being mugged. I just took cover to protect myself from the beating you were taking. Besides, no one ever heard of a mugger in this part of town. I'm not a fan of muggers. But I still would have been honored to help you, if only....


50 years later.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:55 AM

22. Within a week there will be claims that he actually served, watch

that's how his lies are built up

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:27 AM

23. No Honor in Vietnam

The point about Vietnam that needs to be in the headlines is that it was a great mistake. My brother in law died there for a lie in 1967. As one who lost a lot, I say the important issue here is to not send our children abroad for any wars of choice.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:52 AM

24. I'm sure that he wishes he'd had the opportunity to help Cally at My Lai.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:26 PM

26. HE always does this

Claim the opposite of the real truth. He's a coward is why he used his privilege to dodge the draft, and even more of one now stating this. He's not for America, first or anything else, and his actions to destroy OUR Democracy , the truth, and the rule of law is proof he's a fraud and against this country. Its also why he sides with corrupt criminal murdering dictators that even kill their own, because he's one of them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:43 PM

27. Oh give me a f'n break. Seriously you have to be completely mentally deranged to believe this

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:49 PM

28. What a load of crap.

This is really low, even for him.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 05:52 PM

37. Like the one in Nugent's pants. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:56 PM

30. president Bonespurs...I don't want to hear your excuses (all lies)...the fact remains that you ...

were and are a coward and you need to apologize to every single veteran and especially John McCain...who did serve and also was a prisoner. Even though a republican, he's still served honorably and deserves our respect. Respect that you certainly don't deserve one bit.

I remember sitting around the TV watching the lottery drawings for the draft, it was scary. Some of my neighborhood childhood friends ended up serving. Where were you when all of the students were protesting the war (riots even broke out)? There should be pictures of you along w/ the rest of the protestors. Instead, you were screwing around literally, screwing the pooch and worse, and as you say, avoiding a STD...pathetic if you ask me.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 03:12 PM

32. I'm old enough to remember Bill Clinton getting hounded by the GOP for not serving

Repubs were STILL making an issue of this shit when Bill left in 2001...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 03:20 PM

33. Bullshit. Bone spurs are not a condition that can't be treated.

If he had wanted to serve, he could have received treatment and then enlisted. I don't fault anyone for not wanting to go to Vietnam - UNLESS decades later, they go into full dictator, "I'm a bad ass tough guy" mode. You don't get to play general if you didn't participate when asked. To add insult to injury, he gleefully declared his Vietnam to be his war against STDs. Apparently he lost because he's like an end stage syphilis patient.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 03:25 PM

34. However the honor of serving was over ridden by honorary bone spurs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 03:37 PM

35. Lying sack of POOO!

Thank god I retired after 38 years in uniform and don't have to serve with the POS as CinC! The election of this turd has been a disgrace for our country. January20, 2021 will not be here soon enough!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 05:01 PM

36. This may be the most grotesque thing he has ever said

Fuuuuuck Him!!!!!!!!

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Response to JDC (Reply #36)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 05:54 PM

38. Tough call...

but it surely ranks right up there.

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Response to Harker (Reply #38)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 06:01 PM

39. Too right. The guy had a deep bench of shitty things said

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Response to JDC (Reply #39)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 06:06 PM

40. Yep. If anyone can one-up himself... n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:41 AM

41. There was more honor in fleeing to Canada back in those days.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:13 AM

42. Two of the biggest slimes in the world in the same room.

Piers is a vile creature. Rotten to the core.

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