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LINK Trump Says He Heroically Avoided Capture in Vietnam by Staying in U.S. | The New Yorker

John McCain is a mere shadow of this war hero. This 2015 article has aged well don't you think?.

AMES, IOWA (The Borowitz Report)—Presidential candidate Donald Trump revealed a little-known episode of personal heroism from his youth on Saturday, telling an Iowa audience that he narrowly avoided capture in Vietnam by remaining in the United States for the duration of the war.

“The Cong were after me,” Trump said, visibly stirred by the memory. “And then, just in the nick of time, I got my deferment.”

The former reality-show star said he had never shared his record as a war hero before because “I don’t like to boast.”

He said that he only disclosed the episode now because “the way this nation treats our deferment veterans is a disgrace.”

Trump complained that he received no official commendation or medal for his heroism, calling the lack of recognition “shameful.”

“Those brave Americans who, like me, avoided being captured by not serving at all—we are the true heroes,” he said.

Trump’s tale of valor appeared to move many members of his audience, some of whom waited in line after his speech to thank him for his lack of service.

In this current Bizarro world SATIRE feels like reality

Lukian 8 Sep 2

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Well color me stupid but I don’t see trump doing such horrible things to the country. Economy is up. Jobs are up. Unemployment is down. Stock market is better than it’s been. National debt is lowered.
Do I approve of everything he says, heck no. But I still see vast improvement.
Yes I voted for him and will most likely vote for him again in 2020.

you have a lot of posts to catch with those comments of yours. Better get going...

I think you made a smart move when you voted for Trump. I voted for him also and I think he’s a lot better president than that idiot Obama!


I listened to most of its lies missed that one somehow. I guess it was not televised.I guess how you get away with lies is by never telling the truth.

it's satire.


The joke that keeps not being funny


That was satire; this is true:

Donald J. Trump, who received draft deferments through much of the Vietnam War, told the author of a coming biography that he nevertheless “always felt that I was in the military” because of his education at a military-themed boarding school.

Mr. Trump said his experience at the New York Military Academy, an expensive prep school where his parents had sent him to correct poor behavior, gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”


Golly gee Batman, maybe we ought to put that private military school in charge of the nations defense, ya think?!? I mean they did such a good job of molding Donnie boy in to a fine person. How could such an idea go wrong?

That is so fucked up you just know he had to say it.

There are no limits to his delusions. Ya really got to hand it to him, he is milking it for all it is worth.


I am so fucking proud of fucking Donnie boy! What a total motherfucking HERO! Shows up all those so-called heros who got killed or got captured! (Folks this is what is called sarcasm said Bugs as he munched his carrot)


I have never hated, or wished for his demise, another human more than Donald Trump. Every time I read the words "President Trump" I gag. A pox on all the Bernie Brats, non voters, and 3rd Party morons who elected Trump.

I share your distaste for Trump. However Democrats must realize that the reason they lost is they picked the worst candidate (Hillary) they could have picked. Trump's and Hillary's nonfavorable ratings were virtually the same. Hillary never was a good campaigner, and both Trump and Hillary are habitual liars. Hopefully, Trump won't even run in 2020, but whether he runs or not, let's hope Democratc pick a viable candidate.

@Bobby9 Nevertheless, the prospect of Trump being actually elected should have trumped any concerns or dislike for Clinton. There is no scenario that I can imagine where Clinton would damage this country as much as Trump is trying to.

@GuyKeith Probably correct, however my point was it should have been obvious to the Democratic Party that Hillary should not have been nominated.

Politics is a very slippery beast. Both Trump and Bush#2 got elected by a quirk of the electoral college, despite losing the popular vote. I have never been in favor of the electoral college. If we are a democracy, let the winner of the vote win. Here is the secret, we are not a democracy. We are a disguised oligarchy that is still fooling large bunches of folks. But don't let this secret out!

@Bobby9 The obvious thing would to not let Bernie Sanders participate in the Primaries, since he was not a Democrat.

@GuyKeith The obvious thing was to let him participate in a fair manner and he would have won. He would also have beaten Trumpty Dumpty. The nation would be a hell of a lot better off right now also if that had happened.

@creative51 So, tell me, how did you vote? Please be honest.

@creative51 Footnote. Fair manner? He was not a Democrat. He was entitled to nothing.

@GuyKeith I am a progressive independent. In the primary in Michigan, you can only vote for candidates of one party, but there is no official declaration of party affiliation. I voted for Bernie in the primary which he won in Michigan. In the general election I held my nose and voted for Clinton, not that I liked her, which I did not, but I fully realized how fucked up Trump was and is.

@creative51 Thanks. Maybe Sanders would have beaten Trump. Every poll said so, but virtually every poll had Clinton beating Trump big as well.

@GuyKeith I felt all along that Clinton would not win no matter who the Republicans ran. In Bill's term in office he supported too many pieces of legislation which were widely disliked. From my own point of view he was wrong on welfare reform, repealing of Glass Steagall act, the criminal reform which lead to why too many incorrectly long jail sentences, just to name a few. I felt the Dems needed almost anyone but Clinton in order to win. Now if Hillary had divorced Bill in 1999, she would have won any and every office she could have run for. All kinds of people would have thought she would have been the cat's meow had she done that! IMHO

@GuyKeith I get the hint that you really don't like Bernie

@Bobby9 I think that Bernie Sanders and his Brats did irreparable damage to this country by allowing the election of Donald Trump. Like it or not, fair or not, Boo-Hoo or not, Clinton was the candidate. Millions did not vote, wrote in Sanders, or voted 3rd Party. All of this was a vote for the disaster we now have running this country into the ground

@GuyKeith I can't disagree, but I did not like Hillary at all. Last election while I voted for a Senator, a House Rep, and local candidates I didn't vote for any Presidential candidate.


Ah! Dear satire, how I love thee.


It's sad when you have to look at the source of the article to determine whether it's satire or something 45 really said.???


JimG Level 8 Sep 2, 2018

Oh, wow, that's the first time I've seen that hash tag. Mind. Blown.

@Nottheonlyone thanks. I borrowed it from a friend on FB. I made it all caps though.

@JimG It looks so good!


I saw it was a New Yorker article and immediately concluded it must be Andy Borowitz. Sho' 'nuf.

godef Level 7 Sep 2, 2018



Thank the Gods this is satire.


Apparently, a timeless piece of work.


He is a punk assed coward. He hasn't had the courage to fire one person face to face since he has been in office.


I wouldn't put it past him with his overinflated sense of self worth. He is a true megalomaniac.

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