While Trump was dropping by Iraq for a surprise visit following criticism about becoming the first president since 2002 to skip visiting the troops for Christmas, those darn journalists released some unsurprising news about the pesky bone spurs that kept him from fighting in Vietnam. According to the New York Times, the daughters of the podiatrist who made the diagnosis probably faked it in order to suck up to Trump’s daddy, Fred Trump.
“I know it was a favor,” said one daughter, Dr. Elysa Braunstein, 56, who along with her sister, Sharon Kessel, 53, shared the family’s account for the first time publicly when contacted by The New York Times.
Elysa Braunstein said the implication from her father was that Mr. Trump did not have a disqualifying foot ailment. “But did he examine him? I don’t know,” she said.
After that, Dr. Larry Braunstein basically got a direct line to Fred Trump, who owned the building where the podiatrist’s office was located.
While there are no “official documents” to “prove” that the bone spurs diagnosis was faked, it’s incredibly convenient that this problem materialized and was diagnosed right after Donald’s academic deferments ran out. Daddy Trump also has a long history of helping out his baby boy, including giving him $413 million over his lifetime in today’s dollars.
Needless to say, nobody was caught off guard by this. But that hasn’t stopped them from making fun of him.
This story about the podiatrist falsifying Trump’s bone-spurs diagnosis is an effective reminder that we truly don’t know a goddamned thing about the physical health of the president, who happens to be the oldest one ever elected and has the diet of a garbage disposal.— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) December 26, 2018
This has all the markings of a "secret" visit to the troops in the Middle East, which would be some weird kind of irony on the day "Cadet Bonespurs" gets outed by the daughters of a podiatrist in Queens.— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) December 26, 2018
I hope Trump is greeted with the disdain he so richly deserves. https://t.co/JTUSH0pPVA
Donald Trump had fake bone spurs and doesn’t exercise... Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had real cancer and can’t wait to get back in the gym... Our President is more precarious than a kernel of popcorn on a three legged card table in a wind tunnel... #WednesdayWisdom #BoxingDay— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) December 26, 2018
Dishonest from the top of the odd coif to the bottom of the mock bone spurs. https://t.co/bi5FQonYVZ— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) December 26, 2018
You mean to tell us that the son of a wealthy white man was able to avoid the draft by claiming a mysterious ailment?— Saltine Apocalypse (@truetoit0618) December 26, 2018
Is anyone *actually* surprised that 5 deferment Donnie doesn’t really have bone spurs?— Angry WH Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) December 26, 2018
BREAKING: Giant asshole who faked bone spurs not to serve his country & attacked Gold Star families, a military widow, POWs, Purple Heart recipients, transgender troops, & women military members takes photo with troops in Iraq.— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) December 26, 2018
There. Fixed those headlines.
Donald Trump's day so far:— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) December 27, 2018
- Sneaks off to Iraq to distract from his bone spurs scandal
- Tells the troops he gave them a big pay raise that doesn't exist
- Bizarre meltdown with reporters
- This guy is unhinged
- Trump belongs in a rubber room in prison
- It's still only 7:30pm
Wait THE BONE SPURS WERE FAKE MY REALITY IS SHOOK https://t.co/TPmUO24tBe— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) December 26, 2018
Staffer: Mr. President, the New York Times is going to expose your fake bone spurs today that you used to dodge the draft 5 times.— TOᑭ ᖇOᑭE TᖇAViS (@TopRopeTravis) December 26, 2018
12 hours later... https://t.co/7ACaKXXlY8
If you believe Trump is in Iraq because he cares about the troops rather than to deflect from the fact that he faked his bone spurs, I have a wall to sell you that Mexico is going to pay for.— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) December 26, 2018
Sir, the news about your fake bone spurs is out. Time for Operation Wave Your Teeny Tiny Fists in Iraq. pic.twitter.com/CSyYyuCCoR— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) December 26, 2018
"I would have done it myself, but you know... bone spurs!" pic.twitter.com/gIu6RtcfVc— Anonymous Otto The Invisible (@AnonymousOtto) December 26, 2018
Trump made his first visit to the troops in Iraq on the same day a podiatrists daughter revealed their dad helped him avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War. Where Fred Trump and bone spurs kept him home, looks like a First Lady and boneless wings on Air Force One did the trick— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) December 26, 2018
when u find out u never had bone spurs after all so u go to iraq to celebrate pic.twitter.com/qbwIjJ1ShW— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) December 26, 2018
Imagine how much faster the stories of Trump committing tax fraud or him faking his bone spurs could have come out if the New York Times hadn't spent years speculating on how many emails Hillary Clinton may or may not have deleted.— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) December 26, 2018
The daughters of a podiatrist in Queens, NY say their father, who rented office space from KKK Fred Trump, helped DRAFT DODGER Donald Trump illegally Evade the Draft by saying he had Bone Spurs. It was done as a favor for Fred Trump @cspanwj #WednesdayWisdom #WednesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/7MWXZNjhIB— MICHAEL DOLLAR (@MICHAELDOLLAR) December 26, 2018
Donald Trump was not only given a silver spoon when he was born, but also he was apparently given fake silver bone spurs thanks to his Father Fred Trump's wealth and connections.— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) December 26, 2018
Every time Trump yells "Fake News" we should yell back "Fake Bone Spurs!"
Maybe Donald Trump should just stop trying. It would save us all a lot of time, and Trump and his family can focus on getting all their things stored away before they head off to prison.