Skip to comments.Donald Trump Says McCain No War Hero: ‘I Like People Who Weren’t Captured’
Posted on 07/18/2015 10:16:30 AM PDT by servo1969
Donald Trump escalated his feud with Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain Saturday in a way that probably wasn’t the most politically astute.
Appearing at the 2015 Family Leadership Summit in Iowa, Trump decided to make the case that McCain is not a war hero. Asked by moderator Frank Luntz why he would call a war hero like McCain a “loser,” Trump replied, “He’s not a war hero.”
“He’s a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said sarcastically. “I like people who weren’t captured, I hate to tell you.”
McCain spent five and a half years in a North Vietnamese prison where he was routinely tortured after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War.
After hearing boos from the crowd, Trump backed off a bit: “Perhaps he’s a war hero but right now he said some very bad things about a lot of people.”
Trump was referring to McCain calling the people who attended Trump’s recent immigration rally in Arizona “crazies.”
This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me, McCain recently told the New Yorker magazine, speaking of Trump’s July 11 rally. Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.
The Washington Post reported Friday that Trump is trying to recruit a primary challenger in Arizona to try to defeat McCain in his 2016 re-election bid.
On the other hand, F John McCain! Just because he was a POW doesn't mean he has any business being a Senator. He's been riding that horse for decades.
The word of the day.
There are so many better ways he could have slammed McLame.
Dear Donald, that was a shark you just jumped.
It’s fine line to walk
You can’t criticize them unless you were there beside them
Yet some sure pimp their wartime experiences like McCain and Kerry
What Trump said is like something Patton would have said
Oops. He’s going to have to find out about the Hanoi Hilton people
He’s right about McCain who has politicized his deal and used it. The others did not
He will have to walk that one back.
The definition of War Hero ends where treason begins. Can’t remember who said that.
The Donald has gone too far with this one. Dislike him for what he’s done afterward but never disparage honorable service. Kerry, on the other hand ...
Kerry is no hero, but same does not apply to McCain
And anything Patton said is OKAY with me!
He should have criticized mccain for killing his own soldiers on the deck of his carrier. The one he almost blew up because of his idiotic actions.
I think this is why Trump will fade by October. He was on a roll, but things can blow up in a hurry.
Hopefully though, Jeb has also peaked. He’s about as exciting as a milk soaked graham cracker.
No. Patton would have known the others. What they withstood what they did afterward. No Patton would not have put them together with that McCain
There’s a reason that when they get together and do a symposium they don’t talk about mccain
Patton would know that
None of them call themselves war Herod the way McCain has and has allowed others to do
But Patton do not say tgat
Jeb hasn't peaked. He's going to have a billion dollars to buy whatever image he needs.
I used to cut McCain some slack out of respect for his service and experience as a POW. But as he gets older, he seems to be moving further left and these days, I have no use for liberals. Maybe he's developed dementia after being beaten while a prisoner. But regardless of the cause, he should pack it in and let a conservative take over.
McCain is one of many reasons why congress should have term limits. He's been in office way too long.
Only question for Donald, walk this back or die?
I’ve met McCain, he is bay $hit crazy. As for Trump? He said what some of us think. McCain’s past included bring a POW but that’s not all.
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