Donald Trump Won’t Apologize For His John McCain Comments Despite Heavy Criticism


So Donald Trump might’ve finally kicked his party’s hornets nest a bit too hard Saturday by claiming that Sen. John McCain was unworthy as a war hero because he had been captured by the enemy. Trump, seen above with his gang at Universal Studios, didn’t have much nice to say about the senator from Arizona. Here’s a refresher on what was said in case you missed it:

“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

That’s not a child saying that about an action figure his parents bought him, that’s a candidate for President of the United States. Trump attempted to claim he didn’t say that McCain wasn’t a war hero and added that he’s ONLY a war hero because he was captured, but it didn’t calm the waters any. Many of his opponents and other folks took the chance to lash out, but Trump, on the other hand, went to ABC on Sunday morning and used his moment to double (or triple down depending on how you look at it) on his comments:

Throughout this chat, ABC’s Martha Raddatz attempted to provide Trump with context to challenge his assertions on John McCain, but was greeted with questions about why her and others in the media don’t defend his hair against people making jokes, what his comments really reflected on, and claiming that he’s not going to stop the attacks his campaign has been known for to this point:

Asked if he would continue his pattern of “name-calling, using terms like ‘dummy,’ ‘loser,’ ‘total losers’ on Twitter and elsewhere” when he’s “criticized or attacked” if he was elected president, Trump told Raddatz he only gives it back to people who attack him.

“When people attack me, I let them have it back,” he said. “People are constantly attacking my hair. I don’t see you coming to my defense.”

Meanwhile, Trump took to Twitter to add some more fuel to his McCain fire, saying the Arizona senator has moving lips when it comes to veterans and not much more.

More people have took to social media to attack back at Trump and show their support for John McCain.

Others took the chance to drop a few jokes about Trump on social media:

Then we have that one voice that’s out there in the night, speaking a hard truth about something we don’t want to believe. It’s going to be a long time before this guy drops out of the race.

(Via ABC News)