Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Donald Trump "I always felt that I was in the military." What branch? The Oompa Loompa brigade?

Courtesy of Politico: 

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.


  1. Anonymous2:40 PM

    If you accepted his previous bullshit, you'll accept this bullshit too.

  2. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Yes, he had a high number, but he got the high number after he had used up all his student deferments and had gotten a deferment for bone spurs. He wants u to forget that he used the medical excuse first.

  3. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Wow! How incredibly ignorant and offensive! The only thing worse than a chicken shit chicken hawk, is one that tries to steal the valor and glory of those who truly served. Keep giving speeches and interviews, Donny. Like AIP PALIN, you are your own worst enemy!
    Fuck off!

    1. Ha! I just saw your chickenshit chickenhawk comment after using the same term in my comment! Funny how easily that pops to mind when thinking of that, ah, chickenshit chickenhawk.

    2. Anonymous3:21 PM

      Great minds...
      Q Sis

    3. Anonymous6:52 PM

      Trump is a Chickenshit Chickenhawk that would have gone AWOL after his 1st blanket party in basic training...

  4. Anonymous2:52 PM

    O/T but it looks like Chris Christie's administration's relationship with the Port Authority is the gift that keeps on giving. Yet another scandal with one of his appointees.

  5. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Can't heel spurs, with Trump apparently had, be treated? He doesn't seem to suffer from them any more.

    And, of course, any report of Trumps' non-participation in the real military leads the intrepid reporters to Bill Clinton who also had student deferments. But I seriously think that Clinton and the country genuinely benefitted from the deferments. Besides, Clinton opposed the Viet Nam war. The GOP and their co-conspiratol media friends always like to make false equivalences.

    1. Anonymous4:03 PM

      And then there's Bernie Sanders, who with true integrity, didn't get deferments, didn't suddenly find hear the "call of the Yukon, (or Ontario) but quite legally, bravely and transparently filed for conscientious objector status . ANd if you think that didn't take guts, read this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thom-nickels/conscientious-objector_b_4029879.html

  6. "gave him more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military"
    How the fuck would that chickenshit chickenhawk know?

    Veteran of the video game, that's him.

  7. Anonymous3:12 PM

    And Sarah Palin puts on a Star of David because she feels Jewish that day and that's just like being Jewish.

    1. Anonymous4:06 PM

      And a push up bra when she thinks she can get what she wants.

    2. Anonymous4:36 PM

      Sarah would wear Dakota Meyer's Medal of Honor if she can just figure out a way to make it hers.

      Sarah Palin has no shame.

    3. Anonymous5:21 PM

      So true, 4:36 PM, it has boggled me for years. She may have been a looker years ago, and personable, but the mental capacity of this woman is staggering. Who in their right mind would ever listen to her?

  8. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Amazing, all these chicken hawks with high draft numbers. Almost like they passed them out giving favor to the cream of the crop. He could have fucking enlisted like so many did and not wait for the draft.

  9. "Donald Trump's candidacy is following no known rules of politics...." Actually it is, exactly.

    Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
    H. L. Mencken

    A twentieth-century journalist, satirist, social critic, cynic, and freethinker, known as the "Sage of Baltimore" and the "American Nietzsche". He is often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century.

    He also said, "When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand.

    So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost... All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

    The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.

    We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

    Baltimore Sun (26 July 1920)

    All the more reason to praise America for once getting it right, twice! God Speed, President Obama, we will not see your likes again, but we can always hope.

    1. Anonymous4:05 PM

      He called it, and is so embodied by the likes of Palin and Trump.

  10. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Ah, Donald...you are much like the mall "cop" who thinks he is in law enforcement! Such a little man.

  11. Anonymous3:29 PM

    He was sent to military school because according to tRump he blacked the music teachers eye because he didnt know anything about music.One of his classmates said he was a conniver even back then.He is even more despicable than $arah and that takes alot.

  12. Anonymous3:46 PM

    That idiotic motherfucker can't be serious? He's Sarah Palin with a real dick and 2 balls and nothing else to offer. Someone frag that SOB!

  13. Anonymous3:47 PM

    Please correct the deferrement story: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trumps-vietnam-draft-records-secret-documents-deferments/story?id=13492639

  14. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Such a great athlete he was courted by the Red Sox, he conveniently gets a medical deferment once his student deferments ran out. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3168648/Donald-Trump-pictured-uniform-cadet-captain-dodged-Vietnam-draft-four-deferments-bone-spur.html

  15. Anonymous3:55 PM

    DO these photos (the actual Vietnam) look anything at all like Donny boy tRUMP playing dress-up soldier boy?

  16. Anonymous3:55 PM


    These scumbags are among the worst varmints to walk the earth.

  17. Anonymous3:57 PM

    Gee, I wonder what that all 'Murcan patriotic military-man type guy, VIrginia Gentleman and his mentoree, apparently active duty "Ases" think of Sarah Palin's palling around with a draft dodger like Trump?

    1. Anonymous4:41 PM

      And don't forget her fling with shittypants.

    2. Anonymous5:05 PM

      His health is failing big time, 3:57 PM.
      I don't wish that on anyone.

    3. Anonymous6:38 PM

      Nothing was said about his health, that was a question about the conflict between his military sentiments and his Palin fandom when she supports a lying poseur like Trump - which one will win out?

    4. Anonymous7:28 PM

      And 5:05; he's still lying through his dying ass that "Obamacare caused him to be taken off the transplant list." He is 67 years old. He's on Medicare, not the ACA. And isn't he ALSO a vet? VA care?

  18. Anonymous3:58 PM

    The draft lottery was held in the fall of 1969.
    Trump graduated from college in June of 1968, which is when his student deferments ran out.
    I don't know what "medical" deferment heel spurs can cause. Certainly a real patriot could have signed up for a desk job or some sort of military service. He was avoiding it like hell.
    Those spurs don't keep him off the golf course.

    And you can bet his father paid a lot extra both to the NY Military Academy and contributions to the University of Penn. to admit his slimy kid and keep him in good standing.

  19. Anonymous4:02 PM

    O/T …Huckabee's aide "cockblocked" Cruz…..

    LOL, "The rally Tuesday had been scheduled before it was known whether Ms. Davis would be released. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, also a Republican presidential contender, made an appearance, but it was Mr. Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor, who grabbed the political spotlight.

    When Senator Cruz exited the jail a throng of journalists beckoned him toward their microphones, but an aide to Mr. Huckabee blocked the path of Mr. Cruz, who appeared incredulous."


  20. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Donald was in the military the way Sarah is a Christian and an energy expert also too.

  21. Anonymous4:10 PM

    When Chicken Hawks like Trump play fast and lose with anything military they are stealing from the hard working decent men and women what respect what our uniforms represent. No matter how small the bullshit they say or do, it is all YUGE as they deprecate fine soldiers, their families and others.

    Fake army ranger busted

  22. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Boo hoo hoo, Donald, Ted, and $arah. Dems have the votes to pass the bill, so y'all have fun at your little rally tomorrow. .

  23. Anonymous4:14 PM

    I'm stunned and offended that Trump would equate going to military prep school to being "in the military in the true sense" (damn, he actually said 'true sense') and that he had better training than the military.

    But I'm not a vet and I do wonder how our vets and serving military men and women react to Trump's braggadocio.

    1. Anonymous5:02 PM

      I'm not a vet, but I am the child of a 100% Disabled American Vet (Purple Heart). And my reaction to Trump is fury. Deep, deep, fury. Probably, I've spent too much time navigating the Veterans Administration and their medical system to react rationally to Trump's little fantasy. But the man sickens me.

    2. Anonymous5:37 PM

      5:02 PM
      Is it any wonder $arah has hooked her jowls into him? Birds of a feather.....

    3. Anonymous6:51 PM

      5:02 I'm so sorry for your vets disability and for our country's neglect in treating and assisting him/her.

    4. Anonymous7:37 PM

      I am a female vet ( I was a nurse) married to my husband who was a disabled Vet ( purple heart, medal of valor) Vet hubby. Both Sarah Palin and Trump are shit stains on the sidewalk.

  24. I always felt I was a billionaire.

    1. Anonymous10:38 AM

      Good one. I always felt like I was a Ph.D.

  25. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Pardon my language, but he's a clueless fucking idiot.

  26. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Love to see a pictures of little Donald dressed in his military school uniform with the caption that his military school experience was the same as being in the military next to a picture of REAL soldiers in battle during Vietnam Nam. Picture would really show the difference!

  27. I notice on Bristol's Instagram page

    she has posted a photo of herself lying on a white carpet with Trigg lying beside her; Tripp and Piper (?) are in the background. Her caption on the photo is: "Laziest Monday." I guess Dr. Jack Meoff's office is closed on Labor Day.

    How many of you ladies lay on your stomach at 5 months with a 6-yr-old kid crawling on you?

    1. Anonymous4:39 PM

      Oh, heck no! But these are the Palins. They see nothing wrong with a child standing a dog or crawling on pregnant woman who's entering her second trimester. Thanks a bunch, John McCain!

    2. Anonymous4:42 PM

      *standing on*

    3. Anonymous5:05 PM

      She or one of her posters spells it "Labour Day."
      Bristol, we're no longer a part of the UK Commonwealth, which doesn't have a "Labour Day" anyway.

    4. Anonymous6:38 PM

      Just like she kept getting fatter and fatter while burning 10,000 calories while on DWTS, she now claims to be pregnant and is getting thinner and thinner each month. Something's not right with this pregnancy.

    5. Anonymous8:21 AM

      I think Bristol is post-partum. Still trying to confuse the baby's actual birthdate to make it seem like Dakota could be the dad when I suspect strongly that she was PG when she met Dakota.

  28. Anonymous4:30 PM

    Stolen Valor

    I don't think what Trump does is better, it is still a theft of sorts to claim his school experience is right up there with the women and men that actually experience what he is trying to take for his own glorification.

    I see why he would like Sarah Palin, she is famous at stealing valor and anything else she can.

    Can you believe a mother would try to hook up a disabled child with a man that was given a war medal? (probably because he lied about more than a secret wife)

    At no time have any of them shown they care about vets and PTSD. They are into the Chris Kyle shoot 'em up kind of treatment, the less they know about a problem, the more guns they need to shoot.

    To Sarah and Bristol they would have a heroes valor once married and Dakota was to play father to a kid with no idea who their father truly is. It is a most tragic story for a kid and Sarah will never stop pumping up fake military cred at anyone's expense.

    She and her family are as awful as any fake that puts on a uniform they don't deserve and tries to get money or attention from the vulnerable.

    As soon as Sarah can she will be braying about her combat son, the vet that helps PTSD victims after they are out of duty and back home to Alaska.

    1. Anonymous4:46 PM

      Well said!

  29. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Guess he didn't consult with the best when it comes to deferments. Instead of going to "military corrective behavior boarding school", all he had to do was talk to the Nuge, shit his pants, don't shower, don't wash your toupee and hang out with swamp creatures with strap on boobs.

  30. Anonymous7:34 PM

    Sorry Donald, but nothing, not even your Dear ol" Dad, stopped you from joining my husband and brothers.

  31. Anonymous8:11 PM

    Donald Trump could have not filed for a deferment every yr for 4 yrs if he wanted to go to Nam, his Daddy was rich and he had a choice of going or not. Trump chose not to go.
    As for Trump now saying he wanted to go, well F him.

  32. physicsmom8:22 PM

    Trump is so beneath respect, he should be a worm. What the hell does he mean when he says,
    "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..."
    Who are "those people"? He says the same thing elsewhere, and I'm at a loss to understand who he's talking about: military brass in the form of the administration; a mean gym teacher; other cadets who "teased him"? WTF?

    Barbara Carlson at 3:17 - thanks for sharing the H.L. Mencken quote. I especially liked this part:
    "All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum."
    That describes all of the Repub candidates and some of the Dems. It's not comforting to know that nothing has changed since the 1920's, or perhaps from the founding.

  33. cckids11:45 PM

    Trump said: "“My number was so incredible and it was a very high draft number. "

    Really? Your drawn-entirely-at-random draft number was "incredible"? I'm sure it was SO MUCH BETTER than everyone else's draft number. I bet it was YUUUGE and also claaaaassssy.

    What a tool the Donald is.

  34. cckids11:46 PM

    Also too, I've played Call of Duty; I'm qualified to be a 4-star general. Sign me up!!

  35. Anonymous3:43 AM

    Trump's statement that going to military school was the same as being in the military is reminiscent of Romney's equalizing his Mormon "missionary" service in France to fighting in Viet Nam's jungles. And then, of course, there George Bush's infamous AWOL experience from the Texas Air National Guard.


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