Did a Queens Podiatrist Help Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam?Breaking News
tags: Vietnam War, Trump, Fred Trump, Deferment
1. The NYT story on Trump’s bone spurs (https://t.co/3I6QVgysza) reopens some old wounds about class, race, privilege, and Vietnam:— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) December 26, 2018
In the fall of 1968, Donald J. Trump received a timely diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels that led to his medical exemption from the military during Vietnam.
For 50 years, the details of how the exemption came about, and who made the diagnosis, have remained a mystery, with Mr. Trump himself saying during the presidential campaign that he could not recall who had signed off on the medical documentation.
Now a possible explanation has emerged about the documentation. It involves a foot doctor in Queens who rented his office from Mr. Trump’s father, Fred C. Trump, and a suggestion that the diagnosis was granted as a courtesy to the elder Mr. Trump.
Related Link Of course President Trump dodged the draft. Should we still care? By Paul Waldman (WaPo)
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