Donald Trump, who over the weekend said he liked “people who weren’t captured“, should apologize to American prisoners of war and their families, Sen.
A Republican Party fundraiser in Michigan featuring Donald Trump is still scheduled despite his controversial remarks about a former prisoner of war. “I don’t like the job that John McCain is doing in the Senate because he’s not taking care of our veterans….” In a USA Today op-ed, Trump did not hold back in blasting McCain’s record with veterans and immigration.
“He’s not a war hero”, Trump told the audience at the Family Leadership Summit on Saturday.
Veterans groups have added to the chorus of condemnation against Donald Trump much of it coming from within his own party following disparaging remarks the real-estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate made about Sen.
Senator McCain, for his part, responded by calling Trump to apologize to all military veterans.
McCain said during the exclusive interview with MSNBC that it is his senior officers during the Vietnam War who should be viewed as heroes, not him.
Senator John McCain in Washington earlier this month. “Our country was divided in nearly an unprecedented fashion during the Vietnam War and when I came home I was shocked”, he said.
Lauer asked Trump whether he would stand by what he initially said. “I used to like him a lot”, he said.
When Bush mentioned McCain’s name, he interjected to describe the former GOP presidential nominee as “a real hero, by the way”. Others say this is why they support Trump, because he’s uncensored, unfiltered, and unapologetic.
Trump is known for his off-the-cuff and provocative statements, but his latest on McCain sparked a firestorm of bipartisan condemnation.
“When Mr. Trump said that he prefers to be with people who are not captured – well, the great honor of my life was to serve in the company of heroes”.
The eccentric billionaire’s remarks have sparked controversy before, in particular with attacks on Mexican immigrants that offended numerous voters that Republicans will need to court before next year’s race. And the conservative-leaning Wall Street Journal editorial board is so fed up with him they wrote a scathing takedown of the candidate on Monday.