Just like their father, the Trump boys had not the courage to serve their country in the military. Again, proving rotten apples don’t fall very far from the tree.

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Claudia Burnam

Twelve presidents did not have any military service, including Obama and Vice-President Biden. So must have been plenty of rotten apples in the past as well as now. E G Wiley

David Hardee

GDN must be scrapping the bottom of the barrel of "Letters to editor".

Carlos Ponce

Buddy Faglie, if you served in the military, thank you for your service. By calling those who did not serve "cowards" you are calling 92.7% of all Americans "cowards" since only "7.3 percent of all living Americans have served in the military at some point in their lives".

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-percentage-of-americans-have-served-in-the-military/

James Lippert

Carlos. Right on!

David Smith

The President was subject to a DRAFT...

Were you?

All rich kids got a deferrment back then.

People today ARENT..

And you are correct ... the apple doesnt fall far

Carlos Ponce

First he had a student deferment, like me.

A MEDICAL DOCTOR classified Donald J. Trump as 1-Y (qualified for service only in time of war or national emergency). February 17, 1972 he was reclassified 4-F (not qualified for military service), because the 1-Y classification was abolished the previous year.

"All rich kids got a deferrment back then." I had a deferment. I was not rich.

"People today ARENT .." David Smith, there is no draft today.

"And you are correct ... the apple doesnt (SIC) fall far" Hillary Clinton said. "I respect his [Trump's] children. His children are incredibly able and devoted and I think that says a lot about Donald."

Charles Douglas

Mr. PONCE! You Badddddd, and right on point as usual, but allow me to stick my wooden nickel in this,... I also enjoyed a deferment, before I signed up and shipped out! Was I rich? Were my parents rich? Well so much for that observation. Judge ..Your ..Honor, If it pleases the COURT,...[beam]

Charles Douglas

I had to side with the rich on this one, because it was not just the rich kids who enjoyed school deferments. That my fellow posters was a LEFTIST talking point meant to rouse up anger, and offense inside the African-American and HISPANIC communities! For real!!!!!!

Bailey Jones

We don't chose our children, or our parents. We do choose our president, and sometimes not wisely.

Charles Douglas

[thumbup] Amen Mr. Jones! I might also add that the two parents which were assigned to navigate for me ...did their JOB!!! I told God that many times! I've prospered off the guidance, instruction, leadership, and love they demonstrated, and other intangibles they deposited in me. However, all were not peaches and cream in their methodology used in instructing us. They had to climb higher, and row harder in order to get me to the top, and over the rough places of life than they did with my siblings! Needless to say, I have seen in the visions of my understanding, where I as an individual could have ended up, but for God Fearing Parents who cared. Those places I saw myself in were not pretty, nor pleasant! I had a teacher so many years ago, who use to say frequently, " Class, Every TUB must set on it's own bottom!" Those words meant little way back then, but as time past, that old saying ...came alive in me. That old word of wisdom made me understand the worth and value in self reliance, self responsibility, and self-control. The latter, encompassing the prior two, for it is written .." A man without Self-Control is like a city broken down... with no WALLS!" ( EX. City of Jericho.) When the walls of Jericho fell, Joshua and the Children Of Israel rushed in and DESTROYED IT!! Now as for picking a President, Well how can a country...any country,...pick a better PRESIDENT than "TRUMP DIESEL?" [ beam]

Dalton Logan

I do not think a bad apple falls any different from a tree then a good apple. It's just straight down regardless.[smile]

Michael Moriarty

And nobody picks them up, they just lay there and rot in time. But, rotten apples generally harm nothing!

Gary Miller

I was defered but not because I lived in poverty.

Jarvis Buckley

So today GDN apparently made it open season to allow letters to the editor about our Presidents children. They have been under attack since his election. It’s a sad day in Galveston island for GDN allowing Trump Haters to run down Trumps children.

What in the world is the matter with people.

Yes, it’s a sad day on the island today.

Jim Forsythe

Jarvis, once they become spokes people for the president and also work in the White House, they become fair game. If you are upset about Trumps adult offspring being talked about, then you are upset about Hunter Biden and dad Joe. Do you remember what they said about Chelsea.

Limbaugh,, called Clinton’s 12-year-old daughter Chelsea “the White House dog.

As a child Amy was called many thing that was not nice. Of course this is not a one time thing, as many other chidden in the White House were called many things.

Limbaugh called Pres. Carter’s daughter Amy, then age 21, “the most unattractive presidential daughter in the history of the country.” Later he quipped that when he made that sweeping statement, he’d forgotten about Pres. Harry Truman’s daughter Margaret.

Carlos Ponce

"Limbaugh,, called Clinton’s 12-year-old daughter Chelsea “the White House dog."

HE NEVER DID JIM!!!!!

Jim Forsythe

If you think Rush did not say it, you are calling his mom a liar.

LIMBAUGH: Well, there was outrage. No, there was. I mean, there was just plenty — my — my mom called me at home that night. She said, Son, you know, you — if you’re going to be serious about this, you can’t make fun of the way people look. You’re not supposed to — you’re not — you can talk about how you disagree with Amy Carter. You can talk about how you disagree with her politics and you think she’s doing some bad things, but she can’t help the way she looks, and you can’t — you shouldn’t make fun of that. And, besides, you forgot Margaret Truman.’

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When we attempted to track down the origins of this claim we came across two examples of Limbaugh making such a reference. The first was a viral quote: “Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” – Rush Limbaugh, holding a pic of 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton on TV, 1993.”

I used your go to site. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/rush-limbaugh-chelsea-clinton/

“Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” Comments made while displaying a picture of Chelsea Clinton, then a 13-year-old, on his TV show in 1994. (Source: TIME)

Limbaugh Calls 12 Year Old Chelsea Clinton a Dog : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtUlEfuM-xU

By the way, Rush's program was taped, so he could have edited the

photo had it been a mistake.

Carlos Ponce

Thank you for providing the video, Jim. It PROVES Rush never said what you allege.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, your original post was about CHELSEA CLINTON yet you post a line with Rush talking about AMY CARTER. Now, which is it? Are you confused?

Jim Forsythe

As a child Amy was called many thing that was not nice. Of course this is not a one time thing, as many other chidden in the White House were called many things.

Limbaugh called Pres. Carter’s daughter Amy, then age 21, “the most unattractive presidential daughter in the history of the country.” Later he quipped that when he made that sweeping statement, he’d forgotten about Pres. Harry Truman’s daughter Margaret.

Jim Forsythe

Guess you did not see Rush hold up the picture of a dog when talking about Chelsea Clinton.

By the way, Rush's program was taped, so he could have edited the photo had it been a mistake.

If you think Rush did not say it, you are calling his mom a liar.

Carlos Ponce

Are you okay, Jim????

"Guess you did not see Rush hold up the picture of a dog when talking about Chelsea Clinton."

Because it's not in there. Rush doesn't hold up ANYTHING.

He asks for a picture of a "cute kid" and technicians insert a picture of Millie - Bush's dog. The Rush clearly says "NO, NO, NO!"

And re-read your post, Jim. Rush's mom was referring to AMY CARTER, not Chelsea. You are clearly losing it.

Carlos Ponce

"he’d forgotten about Pres. Harry Truman’s daughter Margaret." That was from Mrs. Limbaugh, Rush's mother who suggested Margaret Truman was unattractive, not Rush himself who was relating the story.

Jim Forsythe

You think it ok for rush to reference the dog remark, regardless who he was talking about. He had the dog picture inserted, and if it was wrong, he could of fix it. As He did not, then he OK it. Unless you think rush does not have finial say so what is shown, after it is edited!

Is it OK for mom to talk about Margaret and Amy.

Carlos Ponce

"You think it ok for rush to reference the dog remark" - You haven't shown me anywhere where he says "dog".

Bailey Jones

Anyone who works in, or publicly represents, the administration is subject to criticism by Americans. That's how free speech works in a representative democracy. That includes Don Jr., Eric, Ivanka, Jared Kushner, as well as AG Barr's daughter and son-in-law, and Rudy Giuliani's son. Interestingly, it doesn't include Hunter Biden, who, nonetheless, has been discussed here often. Maybe you missed that.

Charles Douglas

Then I wonder why THE LEFT is doing their best to stop free speech by DOXING, and other morally corrupt things they inflict on conservatives who dare to speak out about the stupid Socialist policies they CHAMPION, ...especially on college campuses! College life is so atrocious now, that if I had a child eligible to go, he/she would go where GOD is acknowledged or they would not go, not on my money! Think I would pay for a Socialist or Communist education? !!!![censored] to the NAW!!!!!! The LEFT is all mixed up because now they are starting to eat their own over free speech! ( ie. Snoop Dogg ). They are now trying to control Facebook, and Twitter unawfully concerning First Amendment rights.They are so out done because they know that TRUMP DIESEL will be the next President! I see DEMOCRATS dropping out of the race for the White House, that I did NOT even know were running! Seriously!

Bailey Jones

You could always send your kids to Trump University.

Oops.

Jim Forsythe

Trump University was never a university. When the “school” was established in 2005, the New York State Education Department warned that it was in violation of state law for operating without a NYSED license. Trump ignored the warnings. (The institution then was called, “Trump Entrepreneur Initiative.”)

Jim Forsythe

Charles, a total of 155 Republicans are running. Charles, do you know all of them? These are a few of Candidates who have filed for the 2020 presidential election as Republicans.

Alan Spears, Adam Nicholas Paul, Alexandria Tate, Alonzo Tablet Martin Sr., Andre Nantkes, Andrew Locklin Barringer,

David Hardee

A shameful thread!

David Smith

Carlos .. when I said arent I was referring to the draft ...my bad..

The only reason I didnt make that war was my draft number...back in 72

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