The Interceptence of the US President Donald Trump of the war in Vietnam is neither new nor unique. Each of the baby boomer Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton worked on the system for keeping from having fought in a war which quickly became seen as, at best, a horrible mistake. But the success of Trump at confronting the draft is exceptional in part because of the contrast that can be dragged between his eloquence on the military and veterans and the way in which he handled for avoiding service – an effort that a new document from The New York Times helps flesh out in complete details. It seems that two favours, two years apart, made almost all of the difference.
Donald John Trump was born on 14th June in 1946 while the Vietnam draft started in 1970, he was 24 and out of college, apparently located for being quickly included to the ranking of those being shifted to the explaining dilemma. But that did not happen.
In an interview with “Meet the Press” in 1999, Trump told host Tim Russert how he handled not to be documented.
Trump said, “ Well, I got very lucky. We had lottery numbers. And I guess this was my biggest factor of luck in my life, because, during the Vietnam War, I had a very, very high – my date, which was June 14th, was a very high date in the lottery, so I never got drafted, so I was very lucky.”
That, as you possibly know, is not the entire story.
The record was steered by the Selective Service System which directed those young men indexed with the government after their 18th birthdays. Trump did so on 24th June in 1964 recommending that he was a student at Fordham University in the Bronx.