War of words over Trump’s draft deferment
(Michael D’Antonio, CNN) Donald Trump is the most famous bone spur victim in the world.
I should know — I saw his foot when I questioned him about the real reason for his deferment from the military during the Vietnam War.
And that’s why I have little doubt about whom Sen. John McCain was talking in his C-SPAN interview on Sunday.
The bone spur story is something I discussed with Trump when I interviewed him in 2015 …
2015 Interview with Donald Trump About His ‘Bone Spurs’
Interviewer: So you did have a medical deferment. What was it for?
Donald Trump: The medical deferment is feet.
Interviewer: So what was going on with your feet?
Donald Trump: I have spurs on the back of my feet, which at the time, prevented me from walking long distances.
Interviewer: So you couldn’t march?
Donald Trump: It would have been very difficult to march long distances. Very healthy, but in the back, in fact it is here. You can see it on both feet. I have spurs.
As he explained his condition, the man who would become president took off his shoes and pointed at his right heel.
He asked me to take a look for bumps, which I didn’t actually see, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt.
In our interview, I thought matters were settled and that he had acknowledged the truth, but very little stays settled where Trump is concerned. After our interview, then-candidate Trump revisited the topic and reverted to his old story –
“I had a minor medical deferment for feet, for a bone spur of the foot, which was minor,” he said.
“I was fortunate, in a sense, because I was not a believer in the Vietnam War. … But I was entered into the draft and I got a very, very high draft number.” Read the full story at CNN. Also of interest: Trump Boots Insurers Off the Federal Gravy Train