Donald Trump did not serve in the military, but according to a report, the Republican presidential candidate and multibillionaire business tycoon said in a forthcoming book that he still "always felt that I was in the military" because he attended a military boarding school and "dealt with those people."
According to an upcoming biography and interview excerpts shared with The New York Times, Trump said that his five years at the New York Military Academy provided him with "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military."
“After the Vietnam War, all those military academies lost ground because people really disrespected the military,” Trump told the author in an excerpt shared with the Times. “They weren’t sending their kids to military school. It was a whole different thing, but in those days — 1964 I graduated — that was a very good thing or tough thing, and it was a real way of life at military academy.”
“My number was so incredible and it was a very high draft number. Anyway so I never had to do that, but I felt that I was in the military in the true sense because I dealt with those people,” Trump told the author in another excerpt.
Yeah you know who doesn't think going to military school is like being in the military? People in the military.
As it turns out Trump not only had a high draft lottery number, but also numerous deferments which he attempted to explain by taking off a shoe and pointing to heel spurs.
Now here we once again have an issue which SHOULD damage Trump and cause his support to fall away. But of course it won't because Donald Trump's candidacy is following no known rules of politics.