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Trump breaks with American tradition, refuses to visit US troops in combat zones By Eric Boehlert | January 11, 2018 It's just the latest example of how Trump refuses to honor American soldiers. (AP Foto/Mic Smith) Donald Trump went golfing nearly 100 times in 2017, but he never found time to visit American troops in combat zones. Now, some American veterans are hitting him hard for ignoring them. Trump boasts about wanting to spend lavishly to increase the military's budget, but to date he has refused to visit to places like Afghanistan and Iraq, where an estimated 20,000 U.S. troops are still stationed.

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Trump breaks with American tradition, refuses to visit US troops in combat zones By Eric Boehlert | January 11, 2018

It's just the latest example of how Trump refuses to honor American soldiers. (AP Foto/Mic Smith)

Donald Trump went golfing nearly 100 times in 2017, but he never found time to visit American troops in combat zones. Now, some American veterans are hitting him hard for ignoring them.

Trump boasts about wanting to spend lavishly to increase the military's budget, but to date he has refused to visit to places like Afghanistan and Iraq, where an estimated 20,000 U.S. troops are still stationed.

Trump, who has bragged about being a three-sport athlete in high school, suddenly developed bone spurs when he became eligible for the draft during the Vietnam War. In total, he received five deferments and avoided serving in the military. Nearly 60,000 Americans were killed in the Vietnam War.

Years later, Trump joked with R-rated radio host Howard Stern that his own "personal" Vietnam had been his sex life in 1980s New York, and how he was "lucky" not to contract an STI.

Previous American presidents have all made a point of visiting U.S. troops inside combat zones. Barack Obama visited them in Afghanistan just three months into his first term as president. He returned there three more times as president.

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As someone said, I could carve a better man than Trump out of a banana.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-12 09:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Coward in Chief refuses to visit US troops in combat zones

Trump is a big effing moronic orange -----.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-12 09:47 AM | Reply

His bone spurs are probably acting up.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-12 10:18 AM | Reply

He won't even go to London because he's afraid of protesters, and you think he'd go to an actually war zone? haha! Fat chance.

#4 | Posted by gavaster at 2018-01-12 10:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

There are no Trump properties in Iraq or Afghanistan.

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-12 12:24 PM | Reply

Bagram Air Base should put in a golf course if they want Dotard Donnie to visit.

Russian hookers at least.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-12 01:26 PM | Reply

Snowflake!

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-12 01:44 PM | Reply

Silly soldiers, Trump doesn't go to ---------. That is what soldiers are for.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-13 01:36 AM | Reply

Once a chickenhawk ...

#9 | Posted by squinch at 2018-01-13 07:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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