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TRUMP: Not a dodger

| November 25, 2020 1:00 AM

As a U.S. Air Force veteran of 36 years who served in Vietnam, I do not agree with the statement that Donald Trump is a draft dodger. President Trump was taking advantage of the laws as they were written. He received four deferments for being in college and then got medically disqualified. Blame the lawmakers for making that policy, but do not blame the individual for taking advantage of it.

The same can be said on the subject of how much taxes President Trump paid. Congress made the tax laws; President Trump just followed them.

Oh, one last thing. Joe Biden received five deferments and then got medically disqualified, so I wonder when Vicki Syth will publicly call him a draft dodger? I won’t hold my breath!

DALE FITZGERALD

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