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NYT: Queens Podiatrist Helped Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam in 1968

HeadlineDec 27, 2018

Trump’s Iraq visit came as The New York Times reported that a podiatrist in Queens, New York, helped Donald Trump avoid the Vietnam War in 1968 as a favor to Trump’s father, the real estate magnate Fred Trump. The foot doctor, Larry Braunstein, died in 2007, but his daughters told The New York Times their father often recounted how he helped Donald Trump get one of his five draft deferments with a diagnosis of bone spurs. In return, Dr. Braunstein was reportedly given direct access to his landlord, Fred Trump, who helped Braunstein quickly repair any problems with the building he rented from the Trump family.

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