Will What Donald Trump Said About Military Service Cost Him Some Supporters?

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Soon after Donald Trump declared his candidacy for the 2016 GOP presidential primary, he came under fire for remarks made about Arizona Senator John McCain. In speaking about the RINO Senator who sides more with Democrats than his own party, Trump said that McCain, who was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam war, was a war hero only because he was captured. He then added, “I like people who weren’t captured.”

Despite numerous political pundits believing that such comments would derail Trump’s campaign, he has instead had a meteoric rise in the polls garnering support from people despite statements made deemed by some to be controversial. But, could his latest statement possibly prove to be the one that costs him some of his devoted followers?

Trump never served in the military. He received draft deferments during the Vietnam War. But, his parents did send him to the New York Military Academy, which is an expensive prep school, because he needed behavioral correction for his bad behavior. According to Trump, as revealed during an interview with Michael D’Antonio, a Pulitzer prize winning reporter and author of the new biography, “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,” that experience made him feel like he was in the military.

But, Trump didn’t stop there.

Trump also made comments that those in the military, who risk their lives in service to their country, may take great offense to. He reportedly contended that his experience at the military-themed boarding school gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”

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Donald Trump has developed a great number of followers due in part to his demands and promises that the border be secured and his support for those families who have lost loved ones at the hand of a foreign invader. With a Republican party that has overall ignored its base and capitulated time and again to the far left, progressive agenda, many find it refreshing to have a Republican candidate who stands strong.

But, could this latest statement attributed to Trump possibly lead to the undoing of some of his support and bring him down any in the polls?

h/t The Blaze

 

About the Author

Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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