Donald Trump’s war ‘record’ held to scrutiny

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Donald Trump received four student deferments and a medical deferment which ruled him out of military service during the Vietnam War, it has been reported.
The Republican candidate has been under intense criticism from party rivals and veterans after he criticised Senator John McCain’s war record.

The tycoon, who was enrolled at the New York Military Academy during his high school years, has refused to apologise after suggesting Sen McCain was not a war hero despite being shot down in Vietnam and held captive in a Hanoi prison, where he was tortured over five years.

Records at the National Archives and Records Administration reveal that Mr Trump had received four student deferments and a medical deferment from service by the time his number was drawn on 1 December, 1969, The Smoking Gun reported.