Without naming names exactly, Senator #John Mccain (the Republican Presidential candidate who ran against Barack Obama in 2008) has called out US President Donald Trump for his deferment in the #Vietnam War. McCain is a veteran of the war and was tortured as a POW by the Viet Cong. He’s also an outspoken critic of Trump and his policies, particularly Trumpcare and his “fight fire with fire” views on torture.

McCain told C-SPAN that the “one aspect” of the Vietnam War that he will “never, ever countenance” (admit as acceptable or possible) is the fact that “the lowest income level of America” was drafted, while the richest (ie Mr.

Trump) “found a doctor that would say they had a bone spur.” Lo and behold, that is exactly what #Donald Trump did when he got drafted. Bone spur. McCain called this “wrong” and said, “If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”

‘That is wrong,’ says McCain

Trump famously got a deferment from being drafted into the Vietnam War a whopping five times. The first time was because of a medical reason, even though he was in pretty good health at the time. He got a doctor to diagnose him with “bone spurs,” which Trump himself referred to as “a foot thing.” In an interview with the New York Times, the US President could not remember the name of the doctor and said that the problem was “minor” and “temporary.” After it cleared up, he couldn’t use that as an excuse anymore, so his further four deferments were because he was in education at the time.

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