The New York Times dug up the daughters of the podiatrist who diagnosed Donald Trump’s bone spurs that kept him from being drafted. And according to them, this doctor made this diagnosis in exchange for favors from Trump’s father.
NYT spoke with the daughters of Dr. Larry Braunstein, a foot doctor in Queens who rented his office from Fred Trump. He apparently diagnosed Donald Trump with bone spurs to avoid the Vietnam draft as a courtesy to the elder Trump.https://t.co/P1dZuj7uLN— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 26, 2018
Naturally social media is making hay over this breaking story about something that happened fifty years ago.
Trump is a draft dodger, they howl. He’s unfit for President because he was a draft dodger!
Somewhere in Chappaqua, Bill Clinton is smiling to himself over their selective outrage over selective service.
If I had a dollar for every man who avoided the draft during the Vietnam war, I could close down my Year-End Fundraiser right now.
The media is desperate for any anti-President Donald Trump story. Fred Trump helped his son avoid the Vietnam draft? Really? Ok. Now do every rich Hollywood dad who helped their kid avoid the draft. You are going to need a ton more paper.— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) December 26, 2018
Sure, we still have Selective Service, but Congress and the President have not authorized the draft since 1973.
That being the case, I’d venture that the majority of people howling like wounded beagles over Trump not serving weren’t even military age when the US still had a draft.
So maybe we should change that.
Let’s restore the draft. Bring it back. Go ahead. Require every American between 18 and 25 to not only register for Selective Service, but draft them into the military for a minimum of two years.
Quick! Before we leave Afghanistan!
And since we have to treat women equally, let’s draft the women as well.
You think those snotty denizens of Twitter who are bashing Trump as “President Bone Spurs” would applaud the move?
Not on the likely.
It isn’t easy to applaud when you’re crapping yourself in terror.
In fact, I’d lay odds that they’d be desperately looking for a way to avoid the draft altogether.
What do you think? You think I’m right?
I think I’m right.
It’s easy to bitch about those who avoided the draft a half a century ago when you have no fear of being drafted.
It’s easy to be an armchair Defender of Conscripted Military Service when you yourself are in no danger of being conscripted.
So let these tough guys and gals walk a mile in the young Donald Trump’s shoes. Because I’m guessing they’ll develop bone spurs as well.
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