catfish5 saidTrump is slowly digging his own grave. He is really starting to turn people off with his crap. First, it was the birther/anti birther nonsense. Add in his questionable financials and business dealings. Not to mention that 85% of his speeches are self congratulatory. He won't be around for long. More serious GOP candidates will start to emerge.
Nah, let him spout for a while, and hurt the GOP some more. BTW, I note in the linked article in the OP that Trump said his not being drafted was due to his high draft number.
Only problem is the numbered draft system wasn't implemented until 1970. I know, because I voluntarily enlisted (not drafted) in 1969, and found it ironic when my own number (based on your birthdate), was over 330, and the highest was 366. (Including Feb 29 for leap year births, though many histories erroneously say the numbers ran to 365).
So I certainly never would have been drafted. It is true, however, that Donald Trump did get a very high number, even higher than mine, of 356, based on the first draft drawing on Dec 1, 1969 for induction year 1970, affecting men born 1944 to 1950. That range affected both Trump (born June 14, 1946) and me (1949). Here's the chart:http://www.sss.gov/LOTTER8.HTM
So there's some window there until 1970 for which Trump should have been eligible for the draft without a high number in effect, the only other question I have being about his alleged medical deferment. That's where lots of rich sons in my generation got their deferments, as in previous wars.
I might note my own father was 4-F in WWII (medically unfit) without question, being an amputee from childhood. He nevertheless sought a special exception, and served in the US Army from 1942 to 1946. So there are circumstances where you can serve if you really want to, even with a medical issue. I'd like to know what Trump's was, and why it took over 3 years to finally classify him with it. Ordinarily you are classified immediately at the time of your physical, unless you appeal it yourself.