Trump made the controversial comments about McCain and other prisoners of war as he spoke at a question-and-answer session at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday.
Mr McCain told MSNBC he has fielded a “flood of calls” from military veterans about Mr Trump’s remarks and “they are not happy”.
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 adds that there are “so many men and women who served and sacrificed – and happened to be held prisoner”. “Somehow to denigrate that in any way is offensive, I think, to most of our veterans”.
The Arizona Senator specifically mentioned his senior ranking officers, who he said “inspired us to do things that we otherwise wouldn’t have been capable of doing”.
Trump opened by criticizing McCain for calling attendees at his Phoenix rally “crazies” and defended his tweet calling McCain a “dummy”. “I have absolutely no problems with that”, Trump told NBC’s Matt Lauer in a phone interview. John McCain (R-Arizona) have landed him in hot water with members of his own party.
When asked Monday if he wanted an apology from Trump, McCain, whose supporters have been blasting Trump all weekend, said he doesn’t need one. “He’s not a war hero”. Moon says they were close to getting Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, whom Moon is supporting for president and Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, but Trump was the first to confirm. And if you would have let it run just another three seconds, you would have [seen] I said very clearly he is a war hero.
APPHOTO WX109: In this July 17, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Party of Arkansas Reagan Rockefeller dinner in Hot Springs, Ark. It devolved into a what-did-you-say? and how-did-you-report-what-I-said? debate. What he did or did not do afterwards does not strip McCain from the title of “hero”.
Many polls show Trump at or near the top of the 2016 Republican presidential race.
Moon suggests people who don’t want to hear what Trump will say next month, shouldn’t buy a ticket to attend.