Hillary Clinton tried to make herself more relatable in a Humans of New York post on Sept. 8, where the Democratic nominee explained why she comes off as “cold” and “unemotional.”
In the post, Clinton explained that she’s had to learn to control her emotions because of many events that occurred when she was younger that scarred her and taught her to keep everything buried inside. She cited one specific occasion when she was taking her Harvard Law School admissions test and young men screamed at her and said that if she got in it would mean one of them wouldn’t and they’d be eligible for the draft.
“If you take my spot, I’ll get drafted, and I’ll go to Vietnam, and I’ll die,” one of the men allegedly told Clinton.
The problem with the former first lady’s story is that the draft exemption for law school students ended long before she ever would have taken the Harvard entry test.
First of all, it’s odd that Clinton has never told this story before, considering she penned two autobiographies Living History and Hard Choices. Secondly, as is the case with multiple lies told by Hillary, the dates are entirely off.
President Lyndon Johnson ended the draft deferment on Feb. 16, 1968, when Clinton was a junior at Wellesley College. She didn’t graduate until June of 1969 and probably didn’t take her LSAT until 1969, more than a year after she could have been accused of taking someone else’s spot.
Another strike against Clinton’s claim was that she told the story to The New Yorker in 1996, and in that version she said that men were jerks to her, telling her to “go home and get married,” but no one told her they were going to die in Vietnam if she got accepted and they didn’t.
The Humans of New York post was Clinton’s attempt to tell young women that she has been ostracized for being female and understands what it’s like, but the best she could come up with was a fabrication.
Just like Clinton’s claims that she came under sniper fire in Bosnia, or that she never sent or received classified information on her private server, this was another time the Democratic nominee was caught lying to the public.