Letters to the Editor

Trump’s convenient bone spurs

Disrespecting our flag, our military and first responders — our president knows firsthand how to do that all too well.

Donald John Trump was the epitome of health and physical fitness during his college years, but swiftly developed bone spurs at college graduation time. Securing a 1-Y medical deferment permitted him to avoid being drafted and turned the cannon on 300,000 other not-so-financially blessed Americans who were sent to Vietnam to fight and die for Lady Liberty.

Our president absolutely wanted no part of a Vietnam experience. Using family contacts and financial influence to avoid the call to defend America is far more disrespectful to our country than anything anyone said over the past week.

Gene Lockhart