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Donald Trump’s Vietnam Draft Claim Called Into Question

Earlier this week, Donald Trump said during an interview that he avoided being called to serve in the Vietnam War because he “got lucky” and “had a very high draft number.” The Smoking Gun reports, however, that appears not to have been the …

Earlier this week, Donald Trump said during an interview that he avoided being called to serve in the Vietnam War because he “got lucky” and “had a very high draft number.” The Smoking Gun reports, however, that appears not to have been the case.

According to the website, Selective Service records tell a different story:

By the time his number (356) was drawn during the December 1, 1969 draft lottery, Trump had already received four student deferments and a medical deferment, according to military records on file with the National Archives and Records Administration. An extract of Trump’s Selective Classification record, seen here, was provided in response to a TSG records request.

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