First, some shocking news - Donald Trump has told a fib.
During a television interview with a New York station this week, Trump offered a vivid recollection about how he learned that his military draft number was so high that he would not be drafted.
“I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number. I’ll never forget, that was an amazing period of time in my life. I was going to the Wharton School of Finance, and I was watching as they did the draft numbers and I got a very, very high number and those numbers never got up to.”
As delightful as that tale sounds - it is not true.
Trump was 18 when he graduated from New York Military Academy - where he was a "star athlete" in 1964. According to The Smoking Gun Trump registerd with the draft and was 1A - prime military material.
Trump entered college and while there are some variations to his draft status he maintains a college deferment until he leaves school in 1968.
So what about that story he tells about watching them assign his draft number?
In 1968, there were no draft numbers. Draft numbers were started in December 1969.
So for 18 months, Trump should have been in the pool of draft eligible young men. Trump was no longer in college. He was working for his wealthy father's real estate firm.
Crowley Political Report is unaware of the "real estate worker" draft exemption.
Instead, the "star athlete" got a medical deferment - 4F.
Which raises a number of questions? What was wrong with Trump? Is he cured? Is he medically fit to serve as this nation's commander-in-chief?
Clearly, we need to see Trump's deferment papers. America needs to know Trump's medical status in 1968.
After all, Trump himself believes that one's status in life needs to be verified.
So Donald, shows us your papers before the birthers start going after you.
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