In 2016, I posted during the presidential campaign, “Was Donald Trump a Draft Dodger?” Yesterday, The New York Times reported strong testimony that he indeed was. Two daughters of Dr. Larry Braunstein–Trump’s supposed podiatrist who died in 2007–claim their father often told people that he did a “favor” for Fred Trump, the landlord of his medical practice. The daughters, Dr. Elysa Braunstein and Sharon Kessel, say their father certified medically that Trump’s son, Donald, had a “bone spur” on his heel. That was enough to get The Donald a deferment from the military draft during the Vietnam War.
No wonder this rumor circulated around metro New York City for decades–that the New York real estate tycoon Donald Trump was a draft dodger by faking a bone spur. But then, this was reported by “the failing Fake News New York Times,” as now U.S. President Donald Trump so often characterizes it. Which one do you think is Fake?