Trump Mocks POW McCain's Status as 'War Hero'

'I like people who weren't captured'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2015 12:03 PM CDT
Trump Mocks POW McCain's Status as 'War Hero'
Donald Trump doesn't think much of John McCain's war record.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

John McCain and Donald Trump have been sparring the last few days, with McCain telling the New Yorker that Trump "fired up the crazies" with his immigration comments. Today, Trump shot back in what can only be described as Trump fashion—by attacking the former prisoner of war's military record, reports the Hill: "He's a war hero because he got captured," said Trump during a Q&A at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. "I like people who weren't captured."

McCain, of course, spent about six years as a POW in Vietnam after his plane got shot down. Ben Jacobs of the Guardian tweets that Trump says he won't apologize, and Mediaite can't resist noting that Trump got draft deferments. (Stuff like this is why HuffPo is done with Trump in the news section.)

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