Montel WIlliams is angry. He is angry at Donald Trump for his comments about John McCain where Trump said McCain was not a hero and mocked him “getting caught.” Williams, who is a veteran, calls on veterans to stand up to Trump and his utterly disgraceful remarks — remarks Trump is still defending.
Williams makes a point to say that he ‘does not agree with McCain’s politics” but also states that such disagreements are secondary compared to the way Trump disrespected him and everyone who ever put on a uniform.
Williams also said;
“If you think you have the right … you never put on a uniform, your children didn’t put on a uniform and you haven’t fought for this country and you think you have the right to besmirch a true american hero?”
Williams followed it up by pointing out all those military people that Trump had no regard for are the people who have literally defended his right to run for President of the United States.
Check out Williams’s spot-on comments HERE:
For the record, research shows that WIlliams’s charges are accurate. Trump himself has claimed having a ‘high draft number” but records show his millionaire daddy (Trump hardly went rags to riches, just millionaire to billionaire) got him several deferments.
As the Smoking Gun reported;
Selective Service records reveal that Trump, the fortunate son of a multimillionaire real estate baron, took repeated steps to avoid serving in Vietnam.
By the time his number (356) was drawn during the December 1, 1969 draft lottery, Trump had already received four student deferments and a medical deferment, according to military records on file with the National Archives and Records Administration. An extract of Trump’s Selective Classification record, seen here, was provided in response to a TSG records request.
In fact, the December 1969 draft lottery occurred about 18 months after Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied business at the Wharton School. So, while claiming that he would “never forget” being at Wharton watching the draft numbers being drawn, the 64-year-old Trump seems to have misremembered, as candidates are fond of saying.
TSG goes on to give some of the details;
Another 2-S deferment is dated January 16, 1968, just months before his graduation from UPenn (to which he transferred following his sophomore year at Fordham).
Following his UPenn graduation, Trump–no longer qualified for a 2-S deferment–was again briefly classified as available for service on July 9. However, three months later, on October 15, his classification was switched to 1-Y, which was given to men deemed qualified for military service “only in time of national emergency.”
The 1-Y classification came a month after Trump underwent an “Armed Forces Physical Examination,” according to Selective Service records, which note the results of the exam as “DISQ.” While the military records do not further detail why Trump was granted the 1-Y deferment, a 1992 biography of the businessman by journalist Wayne Barrett reported that Trump received a medical deferment following the September 17, 1968 exam.
Trump’s 1-Y classification stayed in effect until February 1, 1972 when it was changed to a 4-F classification (which covered registrants not qualified for military service). The change in classification was likely prompted by the military’s December 1971 decision to abolish the 1-Y classification.
It certainly looks like Trump and his daddy were tirelessly working to keep him from serving in any capacity.
The longer the Trump parade goes on, the more he is exposed for the disingenuous loudmouth that he is. Kudos to Williams on his spot – on remarks.