Trump refutes outlandish ‘Fake News’ about mandatory military service

by Hailey Gomez

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President Donald Trump took to social media Tuesday to refute a story from “Fake News Washington Post,” which alluded that mandatory military service may be possible under a second Trump administration.

In a post on Truth Social, Trump ripped the news outlet’s story as “completely untrue,” calling the Washington Post a “degenerate Newspaper.”

“This is only a continuation of their EIGHT YEAR failed attempt to damage me with the Voters. The Story is completely untrue. In fact, I never even thought of that idea. Only a degenerate Newspaper, which had lost 50% of its Readers, would fabricate such a tale. Just another Fake Story, one of many, made up by the DEAD Washington Compost!” Trump wrote.

In a report released on Tuesday, The Washington Post alluded to a possible mandatory military service under a second Trump administration by detailing officials and lawmakers close to the 45th president that would be in favor of the policy proposal.

Within the piece, former Pentagon leader Christopher Miller was highlighted as an advocate for programs like Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and had reportedly been vocal about a national military mandate in order to aid the military’s “crisis.”

However, prior to reacting to the report, Trump had not publicly discussed such a proposal.

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