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‘Old Bone Spurs is back at it’: Draft-dodging Trump mocked for paying tribute to Vietnam vets

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President Donald Trump on Friday paid tribute to American veterans who served in the Vietnam War — and then got pummeled by Twitter followers who slammed his past history of dodging the draft in the 1960s.

“On this Vietnam War Veterans Day, we celebrate the brave Vietnam Veterans and all of America’s Veterans,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for your service to our great Nation!”

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While this sort of tribute would normally not be controversial, Trump’s actions during the height of the Vietnam War opened him up for ridicule. In particular, Trump received multiple medical deferments from serving in Vietnam due to what one doctor described as “bone spurs” in his foot.

In fact, the daughters of the late Dr. Larry Braunstein, a one-time podiatrist based in Queens, told the New York Times last year that their father helped President Donald Trump escape getting drafted during the Vietnam War by fabricating a diagnosis of bone spurs in his feet.

Given all this, the response to Trump’s tribute to Vietnam vets was swift and merciless — check out some responses below.

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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter

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President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.

It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.

Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.

And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.

All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.

Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:

https://twitter.com/jeremynewberger/status/1290833836587311104

https://twitter.com/egheitasean/status/1290768729286963201

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GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT

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There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.

"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.

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Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’

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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.

Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.

Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat:

https://twitter.com/LokayFOX5/status/1290832478865952768

https://twitter.com/davematt88/status/1290831071462875136

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