Donald Trump is refusing to apologize over comments he made about Senator John McCain. Trump created quite the stir when he questioned John McCain’s war hero status. These latest comments come after Mr. Trump’s controversial comments on illegal immigration that he made last month. Now, many in the Republican party are calling for Trump to drop out of the race.
“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, okay, I hate to tell you.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Trump made the comments in response to comments made by John McCain about Trump’s supporters. Senator McCain reportedly called supporters of Trump’s campaign “crazies.”
ABC News reported that John McCain was captured by North Vietnamese after his bomber plane was shot down. Once captured, McCain was beaten and tortured by his captors. McCain was kept as a prisoner of war for five years. The Senator was even offered early release by the North Vietnamese for propaganda purposes, but refused.
When asked during an interview by ABC’s Martha Raddatz if he owed John McCain an apology, Trump replied “No, not at all,” to Martha’s question. Instead, Trump says McCain owes his supporters an apology.
“We had thousands of people and he said they’re all crazies. He called them crazies. And frankly, I think he owes them an apology.”
Other GOP presidential candidates quickly came out and denounced Mr. Trump’s comments. As the AP reported, Florida Senator Marco Rubio said that Donald’s comments made him unfit to be president.
“It’s offensive. It’s ridiculous. And I do think it is a disqualifier as commander in chief.”
Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, and Rick Perry also had similar responses to Trump’s inflammatory comments. Even Democrats have come to Sen. McCain’s defence, with Hillary Clinton calling it “shameful” and many others expressing the same sentiment.
I can’t believe what I am reading this morning. Horrified. Disgusted. There are no words.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 18, 2015
The Republican National Committee also denounced Trump for what he said about Mr. McCain.
“Senator McCain is an American hero because he served his country and sacrificed more than most can imagine. Period. There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably.”
Donald responded to criticism from fellow GOP candidates by saying Republican candidates that are polling lower than himself are attacking him. He also said that John McCain has done nothing to help veterans. You can watch some of his comments below.
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