If this is true, it is absolutely crazy!
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Donald Trump strikes again!
It seems as though the presidential candidate didn't think he burned enough bridges after his comments about Mexican immigrants sparked tons of outrage. On Saturday, the former Apprentice host called out a revered member of the Republican Party.
The Donald was speaking in front of a bunch of religious conservatives at the annual Family Leadership Summit, when he was pressed about his recent description of Senator John McCain as "a dummy."
Moderator Frank Luntz described the 2008 presidential nominee as "a war hero." McCain's plane was shot down while serving in Vietnam, and he spent over five years as a prisoner of war. But Trump thought of it this way:
"[McCain] is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."
Predictably, the billionaire received a ton of heat for his comment. Politicians and critics stormed to Twitter to fire back at the 69-year-old. Governor Rick Perry issued a statement about his GOP competitor being "unfit" for POTUS, writing:
"Donald Trump should apologize immediately for attacking Senator McCain and all veterans who have protected and served our country. As a veteran and an American, I respect Sen. McCain because he volunteered to serve his country. I cannot say the same of Mr. Trump. His comments have reached a new low in American politics. His attack on veterans make him unfit to be Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, and he should immediately withdraw from the race for President."
The Donald issued a response statement — not an apology, of course, but an explanation as to why he is "not a fan of John McCain" (below):
Ugh. When will he learn?
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