Donald Trump believes that because he attended a military high school, he has an understanding of what it is like to be in the military, despite deferring the Vietnam War draft for medical reasons.
“My number was so incredible and it was a very high draft number. Anyway so I never had to do that, but I felt that I was in the military in the true sense because I dealt with those people,” Trump told Michael D’Antonio, the author of the forthcoming book “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,” according to a preview in the New York Times.
Trump attended the New York Military Academy from eighth grade through the end of high school where he participated in military drills and encountered some instructors who had served in the military, according to the Times.
He told D’Antonio that at the academy, he got “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”
The forthcoming book also includes comments from Trump’s ex-wives revealing more about his character. Ivana Trump, his first wife, said that the real estate mogul “wants to be noticed.” His second wife, Marla Maples, called him a “little boy that still wants attention.”