MSNBC's "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough agrees with comments from 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg that President Trump lied about having bone spurs to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War
JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: What mayor Pete said was so powerful there, also though, the facts are particularly damning for Donald Trump. He can't really fight back that he dodged the draft, and used his father's VIP doctor and lied to get out of Vietnam, and he can't hide the fact that on the day he graduated from an elite ivy league school that his very wealthy father got him into, that 40 young men died in Vietnam that day, while Donald Trump had spent the last four years being a playboy on campus, playing golf, tennis, football. Doing all the things that a very active healthy college student would do.
Another thing also that probably should be troubling for Donald Trump is the fact that bone spurs don't go away. I mean, unless you have an operation or treat them?
If he had a surgery, perhaps we can see records of that or evidence of that? But we, of course, know he never had any surgery because he never had bone spurs, and he did, in fact, allow another working class American to go fight in his spot, and 40 people died just the very day he graduated from college.