This will come as quite a surprise to the two anti-Trump liberal combat veterans on my Saturday show. Wonder how they will take the fact that, according to Savage and Trump, they are wimps.
Trump was eligible for the draft lottery during the Vietnam War. “I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number”, he told WNYW in 2011. Selective Service records retrieved by The Smoking Gun website from the National Archives show that, although Trump did eventually receive a high selective service lottery number in 1969, he was not drafted earlier secondary to four student deferments (2-S) while attending college, as well as a medical deferment (1-Y, later converted to 4-F) obtained in 1968 after his college graduation, prior to the lottery being initiated. Trump was deemed fit for service after a military medical examination in 1966 and was briefly classified as 1-A by a local draft board shortly before his 1968 medical disqualification. Trump attributed his medical deferment to “heel spurs” in both feet, according to a 2015 biographer, but told an Iowa campaign audience he suffered from a spur in one foot, although he could not remember which one.
Of veterans suffering from PTSD Savage said, “I am so sick and tired with everyone with their complaints about PTSD, depression. Everyone wants their hand held and a check, a government check. What, are you the only generation that had PTSD? The only generation that’s depressed?” – See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2014/10/22/michael-savage-is-tired-of-wimpy-soldiers-and-their-ptsd/#sthash.JSvWgsvD.dpuf