Trump has been criticised in the past for avoiding the draft for the Vietnam War by getting a diagnosis of “bone spurs”. He avoided the draft on five separate occasions, despite the fact that he was a college athlete. Maybe Trump should have listened to the lyrics more closely, considering how difficult it is for him to take criticism.
Even John Fogerty, the lead singer of Credence Clearwater Revival, posted a video about the incident – he explained that he had been drafted, and he thought it was unfair that wealthy people were able to avoid the draft because of family connections or spurious doctors’ notes.
But Trump used 'Fortunate Son' again at this rally – walking out on stage to the opening strains of it – despite the fact that people have been criticising his use of it for weeks.
trump gaslighting his supporters with John Fogerty's Fortunate Son. Totally another level. https://t.co/pS7WFHv2Sh
Maybe someone on Trump’s team should try using Google to check what the song is about before opening rallies with it – but it’s hardly surprising that his administration hasn’t been able to do any basic fact-checking.