But Trump continued his tirade against McCain even after other Republicans demanded he apologize and clarify his remarks. “God love him, who knows if that’s going to get any traction, but I think that’s his role in this election”. “He’s not taking care of our veterans”.
“He is a war hero because he was captured“, Trump said. Trump retorted that the Arizona Republican was “a dummy” who graduated at the bottom of his class at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said that McCain was clearly a hero while on the campaign trail in Sioux City, Iowa. “It’s just a disgrace”. “McCain and American veterans are true heroes”. “Period”, spokesman Sean Spicer said.
He has no doubt McCain and all those who honorably serve this country are heroes. It was the latest example of the real estate mogul’s willingness to take on his own party, a practice that both excites his party’s most passionate conservatives and worries Republican officials.
As yet there has been no response from Sen McCain.
“I am not blaming John McCain for his capture”. “I respect and admire him“.
It’s no secret that Donald Trump is an attention grabber.
In Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Trump was speaking to a large crowd at the Family Leadership Summit and the talk was meant to inspire and promote Republican party standards.
Trump has recently surged to the top of the polls, in large part because conservatives have rallied to his cause following his unvarnished, inaccurate comments about Mexican immigrants to the United States being “rapists” and criminals.
The comments about McCain drew rapid criticism from other 2016 hopefuls.
At the Salem Art Fair & Festival, Bob Butler said Trump has “diarrhea of the mouth”.
“He lost and let us down”, Trump said. “I will never apologize or back down because these steps are vital to Make America Great Again!”
He pointed to McCain’s reaction to a Trump event in the Arizona senator’s home state. “After Donald Trump spends six years in a POW camp, he can weigh in on John McCain’s service”. “The veterans in this country are suffering”. They’re treated like third-class citizens. “John McCain talks a lot, but he doesn’t do anything”.
“Later on, the Republican candidates, some of whom are registering 1 percent and zero, and they’re very upset that I’m leading the polls by actually a nice margin, they’re extremely upset”, Trump said Sunday, adding: “They started attacking me”. But he did not answer the questions about McCain directly. “I had a bone spur”.
Shortly after Trump left the stage, Perry pounced on the remarks.
Trump did not serve in Vietnam because of draft deferments, which he told reporters Saturday he received because he was a student and had a foot injury. “I wasn’t a protester, but the Vietnam War was a disaster for our county”. They also sought to push Trump from serious contention for the nomination and to relegate his support to the far-right fringe.
A Trump spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Perry’s call for the businessman to drop out of the contest.
“I am not a fan of John McCain because he has done so little for our Veterans and he should know better than anybody what the Veterans need, especially in regards to the VA”, he said in a statement.
Ted Cruz says it is an honor to serve in the senate with Sen. Rowan said only of Sen. Not only did he sign up to defend our nation, putting his life in harm’s way, but, when he was a prisoner of war, he was in prison. She called the remarks “offensive”. He also told the audience to give Bernie Sanders credit for being an honest person and admitting that he’s a socialist.