John McCain Was Horribly Dissed by Trump. Now He’s Supporting Trump.

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This is why I could never be a politician.

Donald Trump infamously insulted Senator John McCain to the very core of his being with a grotesque statement about McCain’s time as a prisoner of war (during which he was mercilessly tortured): “I like people that weren’t captured.”

And now here’s John McCain pathetically supporting Donald Trump for president of the United States, a position he once ran for himself, because otherwise he might get ousted from his Senate seat by the loons in his own state.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Senator John McCain does not say much these days about Donald J. Trump’s attack on his five-plus years as a prisoner of war. Instead, he clenches his teeth and says he will support the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, who once said derisively about the senator’s time in captivity, “I like people that weren’t captured.”

In the triple-digit swelter here in Arizona, his home state, Mr. McCain, who was the Republicans’ presidential nominee and standard-bearer in 2008, did not openly bemoan this moment from his long political life. He is focusing on what he considers his toughest re-election fight yet, and is betting that the only way to keep his seat is to support Mr. Trump.

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