Trump the Brave? What are you talking about? Donald Trump is the guy who got five deferments – four for university and one for medical reasons (heel spurs) – from the military draft during the Vietnam war.
Also, Trump's "attitude towards the Khans – known as 'gold star' parents because of their loss – seems to have crossed a line for some. David Callaway, a former Marine corps physician who served in Iraq and Kuwait in 2003, said: 'For me it boils down to this: when you are in the military, you swear this oath and it’s service above self. For Trump, it’s all about service to self.
'He has never served any other cause except for his own greed and wealth, and for veterans the idea that this man would support and defend the constitution and the ideals on which our country was founded – that being liberty, equality, opportunity – initially was comical and now it’s just frightening.'
Callaway, 42, from Charlotte, North Carolina, added: 'There’s no longer anybody who can make a rational argument that he’s just being unpredictable or he’s trying to keep our opponents on their toes, or he wants to spice up the debate. He’s just a petty demagogue and he will attack anybody at the slightest provocation and that’s not who we need as the commander-in-chief of our military.'
A friend, Dan McCready, served in the marine corps from 2005-09, and was then an inactive reserve, rising to captain. 'In my view, Trump is the greatest threat to our constitution and our democracy of my lifetime, and people must view this as a final straw,' the 33-year-old said.Donald Trump is not brave! He's a rich (after 4 bankruptcies) bully who is admired by other rich bullies like Vladimir Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Wake Up America!
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