In Going After Senator McCain, Trump Insults POWs

Unlike many Republicans, I am quite at ease about the candidacy of Donald Trump. The guy may be a clown, but at least he’s entertaining. And as far as the chances of him winning the nomination, today’s insights into this blow-hard’s mind should knock a few points off his poll numbers.


In an effort to belittle Senator John McCain, The Donald ended up insulting POWs by saying he didn’t like them because they were captured.

Of course, Trump never served and, given his pampered lifestyle, would have been broken in the first five minutes of being interrogated if he had ever suffered the misfortune of being captured.

“He’s not a war hero,” Trump, a Republican running for president, said of McCain. “I like people that weren’t captured. “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”

McCain, of course, was the Republican nominee for president in 2008.

In 1973, John McCain wrote a first-person account of being shot down over Vietnam and held in prison for over five years. You can read it here. Trump graduated from college in 1968, but avoided serving in Vietnam.

Because the easiest path to the nomination is to insult POWs.

So all you Trump-bots out there, keep on keeping on. Your boy is going to self destruct and be as entertaining going down as he has been going up.


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