Speaking in Ames, IA at the Family Leadership Summit Donald Trump took his feud with Sen. John McCain to a new low, saying:
“He was a war hero because he was captured, I like people who weren’t captured.”
The disgraceful comment was met with scattered boos and now has begun a firestorm.
Sen. John McCain was a Navy pilot shot down over Vietnam and spent five and a half years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He famously refused to be released when his captors found out he was an officer’s son.
This spat began when McCain suggested that Trump’s candidacy was riling up “the crazies.” Now, Trump is proving him right and losing a tremendous amount of support.
His 2016 opponents are also piling on. Here are some of what has been said by his opponents.
John McCain is an American hero. I have nothing but respect for his service to our country.
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) July 18, 2015
As a fellow veteran I respect @SenJohnMcCain because he volunteered to serve his country. I cannot say the same about Mr. @realDonaldTrump.
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) July 18, 2015
When asked if he’d apologize, Trump said “no.”
Here is an interrogation video from McCain in Vietnam:
Donald Trump might finally have crossed the line.
Appearing on Saturday at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, the real estate mogul took his running feud with Arizona Sen. John McCain to a new level.
“He was a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said. “I like people who weren’t captured.”
The remark, which came after days of back-and-forth between McCain and Trump, was met with scattered boos.
Were Trumps comments out of line? How will this affect his candidacy? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!