[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Businessman and Republican presidential candidate levied what could easily be considered his harshest attack yet. On Saturday, Trump continued his verbal war with RINO John McCain, attacking a narrative that no one in media or the political world has dared to touch, McCain’s military record.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]”He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said at the Family Leadership Summit on Saturday. “I like people who weren’t captured, okay, I hate to tell you. He was a war hero because he was captured! Okay, and I believe — perhaps he’s a war hero, but right now, he’s said some very bad things about a lot of people,” Trump stated.
After Trump’s Phoenix rally attracted multiple thousands of energized people, McCain told the New Yorker on Monday that Trump’s appearance was very “hurtful” to him because Trump was firing up the grassroots “crazies” in the GOP.
“This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is hurtful to me,” McCain told the New Yorker following the event. McCain is famous, as is our most entrenched D.C. political class, for calling their enemies “friends” as a phony attempt at decorum. “Because what he did was he fired up the crazies,” McCain stated.
During Trump’s Phoenix rally, he blasted McCain for being “incompetent,” putting him in the same context as Obama, and placed doubts on McCain’s re-election chances.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]
“We have incompetent politicians — not only the president,” Trump told the crowd. “I mean, right here in your own state you have John McCain. I just hate to see when people don’t have common sense, don’t have an understanding of what’s going on. … Some people don’t get it and I don’t think they’ll be in office much longer.”
“So what I said is that John McCain, I disagree with him — that these people aren’t crazy. And, very importantly — and I speak the truth — he graduated last in his class at Annapolis. So I said, ‘Nobody knows that.’ I said ‘he graduated last, or second to last.’ He graduated last in his class at Annapolis. And he was upset. Why? For telling the truth?”
John McCain, who replaced Barry Goldwater in 1987, has touted his military heroics for decades, garnering sympathy and transforming it into long-term political power.
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h/t: The Weekly Standard