Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump again aimed his acerbic rhetoric at a fellow member of the GOP, this time it was 2008 presidential nominee John McCain and his military service. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Saturday when he criticized the military record of the onetime prisoner of war.
Trump continued, “He’s a war hero, but right now he said some very bad things about a lot of people”.
“He’s a war hero because he was captured”. Then, he added, “I like people that weren’t captured”.
“I never liked him after that, because I don’t like losers”, Trump said.
Trump was quizzed about his faith – he’s a Presbyterian and he told the crowd he prays, goes to church and feels “cleansed” when he takes communion, but when pressed by host Frank Luntz Trump during his appearance at the summit, Trump could not cite an instance when he’s sought God’s forgiveness. He’s a war hero because he was captured, OK?
McCain, a former Navy pilot, spent roughly five-and-half years in a notorious North Vietnamese prison known as the “Hanoi Hilton”, where he was repeatedly tortured. “Donald Trump comments are disgraceful”.
Trump has recently spoken out more forcefully against McCain, after the veteran senator denounced Trump for “firing up the crazies” during a speech last week in Phoenix.
Trump fired back in typical style, calling McCain a “dummy” on Twitter.
“I supported John McCain“. McCain because he volunteered to serve his country.