Donald Trump on John McCain: “He’s Not a War Hero. I Like People Who Weren’t Captured.”
As we pointed out a few days ago, Donald Trump dodged military service during the Vietnam War with a series of student and medical deferments, like the privileged sons of many wealthy people did.
But that hasn’t stopped him from saying horrible things like this, about Sen. John McCain:
“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
And now other Republicans smell blood in the water:
Bill Kristol, of course, has been heavily promoting Donald Trump before this.
After Donald Trump spends six years in a POW camp, he can weigh in on John McCain’s service
And the harshest words are coming from former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who’s calling Trump “unfit to be commander in chief.” Well, duh.
Congratulations, Republicans. This is your face now. You laid the foundation of a crazed xenophobic base that thrives on mean-spiritedness, and Donald Trump moved in and built a casino on it.