I didn’t think it would take long for Donald Trump to implode, but this was even quicker than I expected.
Trump said John McCain wasn’t really a war hero because he got captured.
There are few things that unite Americans, but those who serve in the military is one of those – and especially those wounded doing so.
Trump has never served at all. McCain was a bombing pilot in the Vietnam War and after being shot down spent five and a half years as a POW. He actually could have got released quite early on as his father was an admiral and the North Vietnamese wanted to appear merciful for propaganda. McCain refused until every POW captured before him was also released.
During his 66 months in captivity he lost 50 pounds, had his hair turn white, was beaten constantly and spent two years in solitary confinement. To this day he can’t lift his arms above his head
To have Trump criticise McCain as not being a hero because he got captured goes beyond offensive.
When Hillary Clinton becomes President, she should send a thank you card to Trump. Interestingly she attended one of his weddings, so maybe he is a plant from her!