The Bone Spurs Perhaps Were a Lie Paid For By Daddy

George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 9,914 Senior Member

A long article, it involves two podiatrists, friends, and both tenants of papa Trump. Here's the beginning:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/us/politics/trump-vietnam-draft-exemption.htm

In the fall of 1968, Donald J. Trump received a timely diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels that led to his medical exemption from the military during Vietnam.

For 50 years, the details of how the exemption came about, and who made the diagnosis, have remained a mystery, with Mr. Trump himself saying during the presidential campaign that he could not recall who had signed off on the medical documentation.

Now a possible explanation has emerged about the documentation. It involves a foot doctor in Queens who rented his office from Mr. Trump’s father, Fred C. Trump, and a suggestion that the diagnosis was granted as a courtesy to the elder Mr. Trump

The podiatrist, Dr. Larry Braunstein, died in 2007. But his daughters say their father often told the story of coming to the aid of a young Mr. Trump during the Vietnam War as a favor to his father.

“I know it was a favor,” said one daughter, Dr. Elysa Braunstein, 56, who along with her sister, Sharon Kessel, 53, shared the family’s account for the first time publicly when contacted by The New York Times.

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....

Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,966 Senior Member

    Perhaps not.
    “But did he examine him? I don’t know,” she said....

    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 3,921 Senior Member
    edited December 2018 #3

    I have a bone spur. They are a B

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,856 Senior Member

    @MikeA said:
    I have a bone spur. They are a B

    I’m sure they/it are. But Trump wouldn’t know.

  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,966 Senior Member

    @Shawn C. said:

    @MikeA said:
    I have a bone spur. They are a B

    I’m sure they/it are. But Trump wouldn’t know.

    Chris loan you his crystal ball?

    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 23,878 Senior Member
    edited December 2018 #6

    He sure looks debilitated here.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,523 Senior Member

    I'm not surprised. The number of rich kids that got out of Vietnam because of their daddies would probably shock all of us.

  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,885 Senior Member

    Interesting aside: Robert Mueller was an Ivy leaguer and a prep school grad (same class as John Kerry). His knees were so jacked up from athletics he was declared 4-F. He waited a year for his knees to heal, then joined the Corps as an officer and was wounded in Vietnam.

    Is this story about Trump true? Maybe. It confirms everyone's priors, so even if it isn't true, it certainly feels true.

    #toogoodtocheck.

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