I am no fan of Senator John McCain (R-AZ). The man has proven himself to be a RINO and a traitor to conservative principals. However, there is one thing that I will not disparage about Senator McCain and that is his record of brave military service. Senator McCain spent some five years as a prisoner of the Viet Cong, and under their “care,” he suffered intense torture that I cannot even begin to wrap my mind around (nor do I want to). If there is one positive thing I can say about John McCain is that the man has suffered much for his country and he is indeed a hero for the years he gave in our defense.
Donald Trump doesn’t agree with me. In fact, Donald Trump (another person that I’m not really a fan of) believes just the opposite — that Senator McCain is in no sense “a hero”!
In a very misguided attempt to defend himself and those who agree with him on illegal immigration, Trump went after the one unassailable quality in McCain’s arsenal… his military service.
He is not a “war hero”… He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured, let me tell you. He’s a war hero. Because he was captured, and I believe perhaps he is a war hero, but right now he’s said a lot of very bad things about a lot of people.
Moderator: John McCain, a war hero, five and a half years as a prisoner of war and you called him a “dummy.” Is that appropriate in running for president?
Donald Trump: I know him too well, that is the problem. Let’s take John McCain. I’m in Phoenix, we have a meeting that is going to have 500 people at the Biltmore Hotel. We get a call from the hotel, it is turmoil, thousands and thousands of people are showing up, four days before they’re pitching tents.
The hotel says we can’t handle this it is going to destroy the hotel, we move it to the convention center, we have 15,000 people. The biggest one ever. Bigger than anybody Bernie Sanders, bigger than anybody and everyone knows it… Wonderful, great Americans…
John McCain goes, “oh boy, Trump makes my life difficult, he had fifteen thousand crazies show up, he called them all crazy.
I said, they weren’t crazy, they were great Americans…
I know what a crazy is, I know all about crazy, These weren’t crazy.
So he insulted me, and he insulted everyone in that room. So I said, somebody should run against John McCain — and I supported him for president, I raised a million dollars for the guy, that’s a lot of money.
I supported him, he lost, he let us down. He lost, so I never liked him as much after that. I don’t like losers.
Moderator: But he is a war hero, five and a half years as a prisoner of war.
Donald Trump: He is not a ‘war hero.’
He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured, let me tell you. He’s a war hero. Because he was captured, and I believe perhaps he is a war hero, but right now he’s said a lot of very bad things about a lot of people.
So what I said, is: John McCain, I disagree with him, these people aren’t crazy, and, very importantly, I speak the truth, he graduated last in his class at Annapolis [Naval Academy], nobody knows that. I said he graduated last or second to last, he graduated last at Annapolis. And he was upset, for what? For telling the truth. You’re not supposed to say that somebody graduated last or second to last, because you’re supposed to bevery nice.
I want to make America great again… We don’t want to listen to his stuff with being politically correct. We have a lot of work to do.