“Journalism”: NY Times Is Just Wondering If A Queens Podiatrist Helped Trump Avoid Vietnam

One could mention that the NY Times and other leftist outlets had zero problem with Bill Clinton getting out of Vietnam, not too mention other Democrats. We could also note that the NY Times couldn’t be bothered to look at things that happened during the Obama administration years, such as Fast and Furious, IRS targeting, Hillary’s server, and so much more, much less look back at Obama’s pre-presidential history, such as his relationship with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Heck, they couldn’t be bothered to investigate his years in school, such as Columbia U. But, they can pull this

Did a Queens Podiatrist Help Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam?

In the fall of 1968, Donald J. Trump received a timely diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels that led to his medical exemption from the military during Vietnam.

For 50 years, the details of how the exemption came about, and who made the diagnosis, have remained a mystery, with Mr. Trump himself saying during the presidential campaign that he could not recall who had signed off on the medical documentation.

Now a possible explanation has emerged about the documentation. It involves a foot doctor in Queens who rented his office from Mr. Trump’s father, Fred C. Trump, and a suggestion that the diagnosis was granted as a courtesy to the elder Mr. Trump.

The podiatrist, Dr. Larry Braunstein, died in 2007. But his daughters say their father often told the story of coming to the aid of a young Mr. Trump during the Vietnam War as a favor to his father.

“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.

So, this is all based on what, the feelings of his daughters? Here are the most important paragraphs of the “article”

No paper evidence has been found to help corroborate the version of events described by the Braunstein family, who also suggested there was some involvement by a second podiatrist, Dr. Manny Weinstein. Dr. Weinstein, who died in 1995, lived in two apartments in Brooklyn owned by Fred Trump; city directories show he moved into the first during the year Donald Trump received his exemption.

Dr. Braunstein’s daughters said their father left no medical records with the family, and a doctor who purchased his practice said he was unaware of any documents related to Mr. Trump. Most detailed government medical records related to the draft no longer exist, according to the National Archives.

It’s like telling a tall tale to your friends about going to Scotland and seeing the Loch Ness monster, then one of them demanding evidence, including the tickets for your flight, because they knew you were sitting at home playing video games all weekend.

This is some of the worst of journalism. When McCain was running, the NY Times ran a story twice where they were “just wondering” if McCain was actually eligible to be president, as he was born in the Panama Canal Zone. Other outlets ran just wondering articles, which are really just uncorroborated hitjobs featuring no evidence, using the tried and true maxim “people read the first three paragraphs or 30 seconds on the Internet.” How many Times viewers will see the headline and decide that Trump pulled something shady to get out of Vietnam, or just make it through 3-5 paragraphs, never getting to the part about “no paper (or any other) evidence”?

And they pull this stuff, yet when they aren’t protecting Democrats over issues, they refuse to investigate them.

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4 Responses to ““Journalism”: NY Times Is Just Wondering If A Queens Podiatrist Helped Trump Avoid Vietnam”

  1. JGlanton says:

    More family lore. You must respect it (if it comes from a Democrat)

  2. John VI says:

    And then the bitching and moaning when they get called out as peddlers of fake news.
    Lather. Rinse. repeat.

  3. StillAlive says:

    NYT has secretly been bought out by the enquirer. They have come to realize that HIT pieces on TRUMP garners them sells. It is why MSNBC, CNN and run never trumper stuff 24×7. Fox news will be joining them soon. Fox news is turning into liberal trash. With the exception of a couple shows now they are a liberal hag rag going deeper into the rabit hole every day.

    I surmise Hannity has about a year left at Fox before he is gone. Then Tucker and Ingram. Since Shep Smith a gay liberal is in charge of day time news it wont take long since he does most of the hiring and firing there to get rid of the conservatives and flood it with liberals.

    Even now they jump on the OMG the Military industrial complex is gonna be made we dont have wars all over the FF’ing place. Gotta have them wars. Need more wars. Our policy is wars, wars and more wars to keep the money flowing thru Lockheed, Boeing et. al.

    What’s mind boggling funny is watching the liberals who marched in the street AGAINST WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST no losing their minds over TrUMP PULLING OUT OF SYRIA….lolol. NEVER TRUMP. No matter what he does were against it.

    He should open the borders and offer all illegals flooding into the country 50k dollars if they vote for Republicans. Register them pass an executive order making it illegal to demand a voter ID and then watch the left go Batshit crazy over the need for a border wall. We would have a 1500 mile wall built in 60 days.

    The MSM. The PRESS no longer exists in America. It was the first casualty of the internet.

  4. Dana says:

    Yet somehow, some way, Bill Clinton’s ‘loathe the military’ letter never made much of a splash in the credentialed media. That Barack Hussein Obama was never in the military bothered the left not at all.

    Still, were one to seek some intellectual consistency from the left — a foolish errand, I know — one would think that the Times would be very much in approval of President Trump’s decision to pull our forces out of Syria and (purportedly) halve the number of troops we have in Afghanistan.

    If Donald Trump used money and connections to evade the draft and avoid Vietnam, who cares, he’s bringing troops home, not sending more out to fight. At least, that’s what the left would say were he a Democrat.

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