The Internet Erupts in Fury As Draft Dodger Trump Finally Goes to Vietnam – To Kiss Putin’s Butt
Half a century after receiving his fifth deferment from the draft during the Vietnam War for “bone spurs”, Donald Trump has finally made it to the ‘Nam.
Of course, the bone spurs he claimed to have certainly kept him out of the theater of war, but they didn’t keep him out of the tennis court, or out of the swinging scene. During the War Trump competed in tennis tournaments, and slept around. In fact, he even referred to his days as an unrepentant man-slut as other men his age were being killed fighting the war he chickened out on by calling it his “personal Vietnam”, even, disgustingly, referring to all the STD’s he avoided as sexual ‘landmines’.
Then, in 2016 Trump ran for, and “won”, the Presidency of the United States – with the help of America’s greatest adversary (and indeed the same adversary we were really fighting in the proxy war in Vietnam): Russia. And that much is a proven fact at this point. As is whether or not some members of his campaign colluded with Russia, as some of them are not cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and have admitted as much. The only open question remaining is whether the President himself knew, as a candidate (or since, given his steadfast denials) of any collusion.
And if you’re wondering why I wrote “won” in quotation marks like that, it’s because I don’t really consider it a real victory If you get millions fewer votes than your opponent and are elected on an obsolete relic of a technicality (the electoral college), and only because you had help from our enemies. Trump said we’d be tired of all the “winning” and if that’s “winning”, then he’s right. I’m tired of it.
All of which makes it pretty grotesque that it’s Trump of all people in Vietnam today, issuing a Presidential proclamation commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 5th year of the Vietnam War, and also of his own 5th dodgy deferment from serving in it, and fawning all over Vladimir Putin, the man who ordered Russia to meddle in our election on his behalf.
The outrage rang out loud and clear on the internet, especially on Trump’s favorite platform Twitter, where the hashtag #BoneSpurs trended:
— FlókiUSA (@FlokiUSA) November 10, 2017
Images and video of the way Trump and Putin greeted each other like old friends flooded the internet:
Closeup of Trump-Putin handshake at Asia-Pacific Summit in Vietnam. Putin’s so thrilled😁 , he lifts the heel of his foot and leans in to Trump on his tippy-toe. Gotta love body language. (Pic via @markknoller) #APEC #APEC2017 pic.twitter.com/BzjQeDeh9o
— Paula Chertok🗽 (@PaulaChertok) November 10, 2017
Trump and Putin in Vietnam: pic.twitter.com/W6I4e5hxwo
— Lauren Werner 🗽 (@LaurenWern) November 11, 2017
Veterans were quick to express outrage:
— crow (@crow11b) November 11, 2017
50 years ago I was in Vietnam to save them from the Russians, now trump is grinning like a possum posing with a Russian in N.Vietnam. All of the men we over there are rolling over in their graves. pic.twitter.com/R6VfuVJOt6
— R.Wayne Edwards (@richcierich100) November 11, 2017
Including this Foreign Policy expert and Veteran:
— Clint Watts (@selectedwisdom) November 11, 2017
Disgusted Americans spoke up:
— Raging Bull NO TRUMP (@ToDropADime2) November 10, 2017
I am sickened by the sight of Trump pumping Putin’s arm in Vietnam on Veterans Day.
— madrediterra (@madrediterra) November 10, 2017
Speaking of disgust….
— Darby (@jamesalandarby) November 4, 2017
Even right wing publications and politicians had strong things to say:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 11, 2017
Some very smart observations were made…
Have you Noticed. Tough talking trump. Barks like Pit Bull on Twitter. When he meets Face to Face with the Foreign Leaders. Pit Bull rolls over for a Belly Rub. Trump is a COWARD. What do you expect from a Draft Dodger. COWARD FINALLY MADE IT TO VIETNAM ALMOST 50 YEARS LATE
— Karen (@kyungkarenmend1) November 10, 2017
OK, who had Trump going to Vietnam on Veterans Day and hanging out with Vladimir Putin in Trump Bingo?
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) November 11, 2017
Trump finally gets to Vietnam. Careful walking in case bone spurs flair up. Hope he visits the prison cell where McCain was tortured. You think his conscience bothers him knowing he was a coward and did not defend his country when he could have
— JScottyboy53 (@JScottyboy53) November 10, 2017
— #TheResistance (@SocialPowerOne1) November 11, 2017
And some suspicious things were noticed:
Oh that’s NOT suspicious at ALL that Oleg Deripaska is with Putin who’s meeting Trump in Vietnam.
No, nothing to see here.
Pull aside my arse Putin is going to give Trump his quarterly orders
cc @TrueFactsStated @DrDenaGrayson @aliasvaughn https://t.co/SZTJlH1azM
— Alt-SeanSpicer'sMic (@Alt_Spicerlies) November 10, 2017
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