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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