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Donald Trump on John McCain: "He's Not a War Hero. I Like People Who Weren't Captured."

Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 10:43:24 am

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:

Advice to @realDonaldTrump: Apologize for this pronto. Otherwise beginning of end. Trump Attacks McCain for Being POW http://t.co/0goAc6mHb8

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 18, 2015

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

— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) July 18, 2015

And the harshest words are coming from former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who's calling Trump "unfit to be commander in chief." Well, duh.

As a fellow veteran I respect @SenJohnMcCain because he volunteered to serve his country. I cannot say the same about Mr. @realDonaldTrump.

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) July 18, 2015

As a fellow veteran I respect @SenJohnMcCain because he volunteered to serve his country. I cannot say the same about Mr. @realDonaldTrump.

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) July 18, 2015

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.