CNN’s Jake Tapper referred to President Trump’s deferments during the Vietnam War as an example to denounce the President’s claim of confronting the shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Tapper stated, “President Trump says he would have rushed in the school to stop the Florida gunman even if he weren’t armed. His military academy classmates who served in Vietnam could not be reached for comment.”
“President Trump is pushing ahead on his proposals to try to prevent any further mass shootings in this country, and he is railing against the police handling of the Parkland tragedy. Today, President Trump said the school officer on the scene ‘choked’ and he declared that he, the President of the United States—and former military academy student who repeatedly sought deferments to avoid service in the Vietnam War—he would have run into the building, even if he didn’t have a gun.”