Trump’s been feuding with McCain after McCain said Trump is “firing up the crazies” with his outlandish rhetoric referring to Trump’s supporters, and Trump fired back by calling McCain a ‘dummy.’
Trump sat down on stage with pollster Frank Luntz at the Family Leadership Summit and continued to fire back at McCain.
At one point, he said he supported McCain in 2008, but doesn’t like him very much now. Luntz pointed out that McCain’s a war hero, and that’s when Trump said this: “He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”
The remark, which came after days of back-and-forth between McCain and Trump, was met with scattered boos. 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. He spent two of those years in solitary confinement.
Trump continued, “He’s a war hero, but right now he said some very bad things about a lot of people. So what I said was, ‘John McCain, I disagree with him they are crazy.’ And, very importantly — I speak the truth — he graduated last in his class at Annapolis. So I said ‘nobody knows that.’ That he graduated last or second to last, and he was upset, and I said ‘For what? Telling the truth?’”
McCain was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and remained a POW until 1973, during which he time he was tortured and refused repatriation back to the US while leaving his fellow servicemen behind.
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