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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:02 AM

Trump says he "would've been honored" to serve in Vietnam War [View all]

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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