Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam; other Republicans quickly condemn him

by Philip Rucker | The Washington Post  |  published on July 19, 2015

150718130710-donald-trump-john-mccain-war-hero-00000911-large-169AMES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese.

“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said. Sarcastically, Trump quipped, “He’s a war hero because he was captured.” Then, he added, “I like people that weren’t captured.”

Trump’s comments came during his appearance at the Family Leadership Summit, a day-long gathering of about 3,000 social conservative activists that is drawing nine other Republican presidential candidates.

  • Ashley Pourciau

    “He’s not a war hero,” Trump said. Sarcastically, Trump quipped, “He’s a war hero because he was captured.”

    The above statement is perfectly true. There were many who were captured and tortured. McCain was elected to Congress due to him using this as a catapult to Congress. It doesn’t make him something special when there were so many that went through the same thing as he did. I thank him for his service and what he did while in the military and am sorry he had to go through what he did, but, so did many others.

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  • ICDB

    Will the real McCain stand up

  • Well, as Patton once said, “You don’t Die for your country! You make the other SOB Die for his!” McCain needs to retire, as all RINO’s do! Respect for my fellow Vets service, but otherwise, McCain sucks! He only got my vote in 2008 because of Palin!

  • gavinwca

    You should be more honest of exactly what Trump said. We all watched the tape.

  • VirgoVince

    Trump is entitled to his opinion, no matter how you don’t like it! We don’t like the way the ugly alien mu-slime ni66er is doing things and we all spout off about that, so cut him some slack!
    John is/was a war hero, but that doesn’t give him the right to be a libturd! He lost my respect when he ‘quit’ his campaign and ‘gave’ the election to the ugly alien mu-slime ni66er! He should have retired and went home right after that,
    but chose to get stupid, instead and is allowing the ugly alien mu-slime ni66er to destroy OUR country, with his help!
    Sorry, John, but you need to go home and STFU!

  • carpkiller

    He was not a hero. He walked around and smoked sigs while everyone else stayed in there cages. He crashed 5 planes. His old man was an admiral and covered it up and kept him in the service. He is a liar and a traitor.

  • Poptoy1949

    McCain’s nickname given to him by the guards at the Hanoi Hilton was “Songbird”. Can’t imagine why ???

  • scott

    mccain is a treasonous piece of sh-t that lets our vets die and be homeless.this scumbag deserves know respect.a pile of sh-t deserves more respect than least its not a lying hypocrite liberal scumbag enemy of go donny.

  • Raymond Miller

    JOHN McCain is a lush and a traitor, don’t forget he ratted out his fellow prisoners to get special treatment. He is a Democrap in a Repubican coat.
    Every time he comes on Fox News I switch channels, I agree with Trump, McCain is no hero, other pilots are but not that scum bag.

  • KDC

    Come on, Trump, don’t fall for their phony Bologna. I wouldn’t even comment regarding McCain. He’s an illuminated, elitist, NWO, war hero. Don’t stoop to McCain’s level.

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