Trump: ‘I Always Felt a Little Guilty’ About Not Serving in Military
Donald Trump is a draft dodger. He doesn’t like the label, but he snaked his way out of serving in Vietnam under the guise of being medically unfit.
Trump suggested that he felt sorry that he never served in the military on Tuesday, adding that the Vietnam War memorial he built made up for his refusal to serve.
“I always felt a little guilty,” Trump said. “I’ve done a lot of things. I’ve built the Vietnam Memorial in New York. … It’s a way of making up.”
“I’ve built a lot of things and people forget, but the Vietnam Memorial to this day, if I’m walking down the street, the military so often they come up to me and they say, ‘Mr. Trump, thank you for building the Vietnam Memorial,’ ” Trump said. “They still thank me for it. The military, they have unbelievable heart.”