To avoid serving in Vietnam Trump received five deferments because he allegedly had “bone spurs” on his feet. It is now obvious that father ‘Fred’ purchased his diploma from Wharton, but we never learned how a doctor was persuaded to remove Donny Boy’s name from the list of draftees.
Dr. Larry Braunstein, a Podiatrist, rented his office in one of Fred Trump’s buildings. This is what one of the late Dr. Braunstein’s daughters had to say.
Elysa Braunstein said the implication from her father was that Mr. Trump did not have a disqualifying foot ailment. “But did he examine him? I don’t know,” she said. […]
“What he got was access to Fred Trump,” Elysa Braunstein said. “If there was anything wrong in the building, my dad would call and Trump would take care of it immediately. That was the small favor that he got.”
In addition, a co-worker of Dr. Braunstein’s claimed that he was given ‘special favors,’ including a reduction in rent increases. The Trump’s have never been known for their ‘generosity.’ There is no record of a member of the Trump family, past or present, of ever giving a single dollar to charity.
The truth is that Trump is a coward. Although he encourages violence, he is a wimp. The facts show that although he played a part on a television show, he has failed to have the courage to fire a single member of his administration, although more than one-half have either been fired or resigned. He either tweets his decision or has someone else do his ‘dirty work.’
Of course, this is not unusual for the wealthy. Most wealthy Americans found a way to avoid fighting in our wars. The majority of Americans who fought our many unwinnable foreign invasions were low income or impoverished young men and women.
Finally, in the last 23 months and six days that Trump has been in office we learned that his entire life is a fraud.
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Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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