The funny thing is somewhere along the way, the conservative rubes have become tired of the rhetoric and no-action from the Republican Party. You can only claim Obama/Hitler is fundamentally destroying America so many times before your devotees begin to wonder why you aren't doing something about it.
So, it's no wonder that the establishment Plutocracy choices for President ("Jeb" Bush or Scott Walker) are not polling well. The rabid conservative base wants a President who is going to stomp on gay people, deport the Mexicans, eliminate the social safety net for blacks, and reconstruct the White Power Nation they so fervently desire.
Trump has been saying out loud and loudly what white power conservatives want to hear. Every attack on Trump strengthened him, every mention of his name even in the most negative of connotations or tone propelled his Make America Great brand stronger.
Until, perhaps, now. I saw a Tweet by 2016 Illinois Senate Winner Tammy Duckworth, thanking Trump for his "service" and found the New York Times story.
From 1959 to 1964, Donald Trump attended New York Military Academy, after graduating in 1964 Trump ensured he received several deferments, including ones for "heel spurs" on both feet, before receiving a high final draft number.
Trump, never content, has likened his time in School to actually being in the military. Here's what Trump has to say about his avoidance of the draft and Vietnam,
"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..."
And it doesn't matter to Trump because like everything he does he does it better, as he had "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military."Now, I don't think this will hurt Trump with his Right-Wing White Power Fan Base. Conservatives gleefully voted for Chicken Hawk 5 Deferment Dick Cheney and W(orst POTUS in History) both times.
White Power Right-Wingers bounded into the voting booth to elect Mitt Romney, who likened his time in France to being exactly the same as being in French-Indochina, and whose 5 Sons all eschewed Military Service during, what conservatives call, the Greatest War Since Ronnie Raygun defeated the Soviet Union.
The Republican Party is replete with Chicken Hawk Warmongers. Trump fits right in and Conservatives will gladly vote for him and shout "White Power!"