Over the weekend, Trump said that McCain, a Vietnam vet who was captured, tortured and imprisoned for five years, is “not a war hero”.
Making his pitch for reforming Washington, Bush said Monday in Tallahassee that he supports a proposal by McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, to change the defense procurement process.
“He needs to apologize to the families of those Vietnam war veterans who have sacrificed and those who underwent the prison experience just to serve the country”, McCain tells MSNBC.
Donald Trump’s brashness has got him in the headlines again today!
Trump has refused to apologize for disparaging comments he made about McCain’s military service.
Trump disparaged McCain and other prisoners of war Saturday (July 18), in a rapid back-and-forth with Republican pollster Frank Luntz.
Real-estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is going to war with the media, which he accuses of taking his remarks about the military record of Sen.
In an op-ed Monday, Trump remained defiant, pointing out that John McCain called supporters who attended his rally in Arizona “crazies”. John McCain (R-Arizona) out of context.
In an interview with MSNBC, McCain played down the personal attack and said he did not think Trump owed him an apology, but did owe one to the wider target of his remarks. “I’m not a hero“, he said.
Smith says Cruz is likely looking to inherit Trump’s voters, but he says he has to be careful about how he approaches the position. What he did or did not do afterwards does not strip McCain from the title of “hero”. Trump said he did not need “to be lectured by any of them“.
“I kind of like Donald Trump, but I didn’t like what he said because I like McCain too and I think he is a hero. And those are the people I think he owes an apology to”.
Trump’s Republican opponents, meanwhile, have pounced.
Trump, who has risen to the top of the Republican field according to several national polls, ignited a firestorm after he criticized McCain’s leadership and said that he “never liked him as much after that because I don’t like losers”.
“I can’t believe what I am reading this morning”, she wrote on Sunday.