Donald Trump did not serve in the military, but according to a report, the Republican presidential candidate and multibillionaire business tycoon said in a forthcoming book that he still “always felt that I was in the military” because he attended a military boarding school and “dealt with those people.”

According to an upcoming biography and interview excerpts shared with The New York Times, Trump said that his five years at the New York Military Academy provided him with “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”

“Detention hall is hell,” Iowahawk tweets in response.

Hey, I went to St. Mary’s Hall in Burlington, NJ from K through 12 and had to wear a blue blazer every year but kindergarten as part of the school uniform. That counts as serving in the US Navy, right?

UPDATE: Allahpundit adds, “Reminds me of what Leon Wolf wrote a few weeks back about how Trump’s public remarks are like fighter jets expelling ‘chaff’ to try to confuse the enemy’s heat-seeking missiles. There’s so much bright shiny nonsense already out there in the sky to hone in on, including previous belittlement of others’ military service, that you can’t spend too much time on any one part of it.”

A couple of years ago, Glenn was referring to Obama and his minions employing the equivalent of the “dense pack” nuclear missile strategy when it came to overwhelming the public with his administration’s sheer number of scandals and disasters. Such a technique inculcated Obama — and so far appears to be doing the same for his 2016 doppleganger as well: